Spill conditions: This
oil spill on 7 April 2000 offers a case example where marsh restoration
was made as part of the response effort to successfully enhance
environmental recovery at a marsh heavily contaminated from a pipeline
break (126,000–139,000 gallons of Numbers 2 and 6 fuel oils,
>46,000 gallons eventually recovered). Marsh operations guided
by U.S. EPA included mechanical trenching, limited low-to-moderate
pressure flushing, hand recovery using sorbent pads and working
from placed boardwalks, and the aerial application of fertilizer
marsh recovery (indicated in photos below) has occurred 1 and 2
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Aerial view of Swanson Creek spill site. 15 April 2000.
Photo by G. Challenger. Download.
Aerial view, 1 May 2000. Trenches and skimmer evident. Download.
Vertical aerial photo, 1 May 2000. (Scan of commercial