Nationwide monitoring for baseline contamination levels of petroleum derived hydrocarbons in coastal regions of South Korea

Title
Nationwide monitoring for baseline contamination levels of petroleum derived hydrocarbons in coastal regions of South Korea
Author(s)
하성용; 임운혁; 안준건; RAVI; 정지현; Andrew; 손현동; 심원준; 김문구
KIOST Author(s)
Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)An, Joon Geon(안준건)Jung, Jee Hyun(정지현)Loh, Andrew(Loh, Andrew)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Kim, Moonkoo(김문구)
Publication Year
2018-09-17
Abstract
The Hebei Spirit oil spill (HSOS) in December 7, 2007 spilled approximately 10,900 tons of crude oil in western coasts of South Korea. Insufficient and inadequate background data prior to spill impaired the assessment of oil spill impact. Background contamination data is important for establishing liability, defining restoration criteria, and estimating damages from oil spill in the marine environment. Only a few studies have been conducted so far on PAHs distribution along the Korean coastline. Those studies were limited to specific coastal areas and also to EPA’s 16 priority PAHs. The purpose of the present study is to provide current baseline level of petroleum derived hydrocarbons in the Korean coastal regions. Comprehensive distribution of petroleum derived hydrocarbons will serve as a baseline data when oil spill occurs in the coastal region. Information on hydrocarbon sources also will contribute for effective environmental damage assessments.ackground contamination data is important for establishing liability, defining restoration criteria, and estimating damages from oil spill in the marine environment. Only a few studies have been conducted so far on PAHs distribution along the Korean coastline. Those studies were limited to specific coastal areas and also to EPA’s 16 priority PAHs. The purpose of the present study is to provide current baseline level of petroleum derived hydrocarbons in the Korean coastal regions. Comprehensive distribution of petroleum derived hydrocarbons will serve as a baseline data when oil spill occurs in the coastal region. Information on hydrocarbon sources also will contribute for effective environmental damage assessments.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/23133
Bibliographic Citation
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Asia-Pacific 2018 Conference, pp.76, 2018
Publisher
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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