Rapid recovery of coastal environment and ecosystem to the Hebei Spirit oil spill's impact SCIE SCOPUS

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dc.contributor.author Yim U.H. -
dc.contributor.author Hong S. -
dc.contributor.author Lee C. -
dc.contributor.author Kim M. -
dc.contributor.author Jung J.-H. -
dc.contributor.author Ha S.Y. -
dc.contributor.author An J.G. -
dc.contributor.author Kwon B.-O. -
dc.contributor.author Kim T. -
dc.contributor.author Lee C.-H. -
dc.contributor.author Yu O.H. -
dc.contributor.author Choi H.W. -
dc.contributor.author Ryu J. -
dc.contributor.author Khim J.S. -
dc.contributor.author Shim W.J. -
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-10T07:54:25Z -
dc.date.available 2020-12-10T07:54:25Z -
dc.date.created 2020-05-08 -
dc.date.issued 2020-03 -
dc.identifier.issn 0160-4120 -
dc.identifier.uri https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/38726 -
dc.description.abstract The 2007 Hebei Spirit oil spill (HSOS), the largest in the national history, has negatively impacted the entire environment and ecosystem along the west coast of South Korea. Although many studies have reported the damages and impacts from the HSOS, quantitative assessment evaluating the recovery time and status have not been documented. Here, we first address the recovery timeline of the HSOS, by comprehensive analyses of 10-years accumulated data in quantitative manner. Concentrations of residual oils in seawater, sediments, and oysters rapidly dropped to backgrounds in 16, 75, and 33 months, respectively. Also, damaged benthic communities of intertidal and subtidal areas were fully recovered only after ~6 years. The present results collectively indicated unexpectedly fast recovery of the damaged environment and ecosystem from such a huge oil spill. The high tidal mixing (~9 m tidal height) and intensive human cleanup (~1.2 million volunteers) at the initial cleanup period might have contributed to rapid recovery; cf. 4–5 times faster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill. However, potential risk to human health remains unclear. Thus, it is warranted to conduct more in depth epidemiological studies to address chronic health effects associated with the cleanup volunteers as well as the local residents who have been living nearby the oil spill impacted sites. © 2019 The Authors -
dc.description.uri 1 -
dc.language English -
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd -
dc.title Rapid recovery of coastal environment and ecosystem to the Hebei Spirit oil spill's impact -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.title Environment International -
dc.citation.volume 136 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Environment International, v.136 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105438 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85077008501 -
dc.identifier.wosid 000512533700027 -
dc.type.docType Article -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.description.isOpenAccess N -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Crude oil -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Damage detection -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Ecosystems -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Health -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Health risks -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Oil spills -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Recovery -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Sediments -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Benthic communities -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Coastal environments -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Comprehensive analysis -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Epidemiological studies -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Exxon Valdez oil spill -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Human health -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Local residents -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Quantitative assessments -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Marine pollution -
dc.subject.keywordPlus sea water -
dc.subject.keywordPlus benthos -
dc.subject.keywordPlus coastal zone -
dc.subject.keywordPlus crude oil -
dc.subject.keywordPlus oil spill -
dc.subject.keywordPlus oil spill response -
dc.subject.keywordPlus sediment pollution -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Article -
dc.subject.keywordPlus benthos -
dc.subject.keywordPlus coastal waters -
dc.subject.keywordPlus concentration (parameter) -
dc.subject.keywordPlus ecosystem regeneration -
dc.subject.keywordPlus environmental impact assessment -
dc.subject.keywordPlus health hazard -
dc.subject.keywordPlus human activities -
dc.subject.keywordPlus oil spill -
dc.subject.keywordPlus oyster -
dc.subject.keywordPlus priority journal -
dc.subject.keywordPlus quantitative analysis -
dc.subject.keywordPlus sea pollution -
dc.subject.keywordPlus sediment -
dc.subject.keywordPlus South Korea -
dc.subject.keywordPlus water pollution control -
dc.subject.keywordPlus China -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Hebei -
dc.subject.keywordPlus South Korea -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Ostreidae -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Benthic community -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Crude oil -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Human health -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Oil spill -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Recovery -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Sediments -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scie -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
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Marine Environmental & Climate Research Division > Marine Ecosystem Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
South Sea Research Institute > Risk Assessment Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
Ocean Research, Operations & Support Department > Marine Bigdata Center > 1. Journal Articles
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