Published Online: 1 July 1974
Page Count: 11
Section head—chemistry, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Crime Detection Laboratory, Vancouver, B.C.
Laboratory manager, Criminalistics Laboratory, Sacramento, Calif.
(Received 19 March 1973; accepted 12 November 1973)
The types of oil spills generally encountered in the harbors of British Columbia have consisted of oil mixtures from the ships' bilges. These mixtures are generally bunker fuels, intermediate diesel fuels, and lubricating oils. Such spilled petroleum mixtures have been collected from the surface of the water or from beaches, log booms, and piers . Collected samples may range in volume from one litre to microlitre quantities.
Paper ID: JFS10218J