Workers... Where Did You Work and When?

What was Your experience on any of these Sites?

Initial Application of Inipol EAP 22, August, 1989  *

There was no dilution prior to application says this 1989 worker

Unfortunately they did work in a protected bay.




Surfactant, 2-butoxyethanol may help microbes... 

but in the amounts and exposure & protective gear workers had

...not so


This substance may be hazardous to the environment; 

special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer.

NOAA Photo:


This is a picture of Steve Provant, Alaska DEC on-site coordinator in 1989

He died in 2002 of chronic lymphocydic leukemia

However, was said to not have recovered 

from an operation to remove the gall bladder (swollen?)

Oil High on Beach Front

In many locations in Prince William Sound, the action of tides and currents 

distributed oil throughout the entire intertidal zone. 

In Northwest Bay on Knight Island, 

tides have deposited oil on this rocky beach face 

up to the top of the intertidal zone.


Both Applications of Customblen and Inipol EAP 22 were Undertaken

* Knight Island 132B  June 2, 1990

& July 12, 1990

At the request of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game,

there was no final application at the end of the monitoring program.


*  Knight Island 135 B  May 21, 1990

 July 13, 1990

August 1, 1990

September 5, 1990

*  Knight Island 211E  May 30, 1990

July 13, 1990

Sept 8, 1990


This information was provided from:


December, 1990

* Roger C. Prince,  Exxon Research and Engineering, Annandale, NJ 08801

James R. Clark, USEPA Bioremediation Program, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Jon E. Lindstrom, Alaska Dept. Environmental Conservation, Anchorage, AK 99503

Don't forget, however, that lethal versions of Corexit were also being experimented with in July to mid August, 1989  *

There would be health concerns for boat workers, NORCON, union branch of VECO, DEC and Coast Guard military monitors as well as the longshoremen & other transport workers who handled the product ... any ladies washing the gear?  all would be at risk, even with what could be considered otherwise to be minimal exposure, due to the high concentration of 2-butoxyethanol and the 'deminimus' carcinogen, ethylene oxide. *

Class B protective equipment... did not protect workers' health; they needed: chemically retardant gear *

Here a DEC person wears a chemically retardant suit: 

Protective Equipment


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