USS Arizona Preservation
The National Park Service’s Submerged
Resources Center and USS Arizona
Memorial are conducting and coordinating research
directed at understanding the nature and rate of natural processes
affecting the deterioration of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. The USS Arizona Preservation Project is designed to be
multi-year, interdisciplinary and cumulative, with each element
contributing to minimize environmental hazard from fuel oil release and
provide the basic research required to make informed management
decisions for long-term preservation. This project has been designed to
serve as a model and have direct application to preservation and
management of historical iron and steel vessels worldwide. It will also
be a guide for intervention actions directed at other historic vessels
that are leaking contaminants into the environment.
This research rationale is a "living
document" that will continue to change as the research evolves.
Initially, this rationale was a research design developed to guide
fieldwork and analyses. The National Park Service will continue to
revise the rationale to incorporate evolving research approaches,
results and questions. This
report may be accessed as a web-based document or downloaded as a 1.7MB PDF file.
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