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Main Title Geochemical Study of Sediment Contamination in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts.
Author Pruell, R. J. ; Norwood, C. B. ; Bowen, R. D. ; Boothman, W. S. ; Rogerson., P. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI. ;Wisconsin Univ.-Superior. Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/242 ;ERLN-972;
Stock Number PB91-116962
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; New Bedford Harbor ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Estuaries ; Furans ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Industrial wastes ; Environmental impacts ; Sources ; Combined sewers ; Overflows ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Dioxin
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NTIS  PB91-116962 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Chemical analyses of sediment samples collected along a transect in New Bedford Harbor revealed a gradient of increasing concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and several trace metals from the southern to the northern areas of the estuary. Although the concentrations of contaminants generally increased with distance north in the estuary for all classes of compounds, differences were observed between the trends for many of the compounds. These differences are probably due to both the sources and differential environmental behaviors of the compounds in the estuary. (Copyright (c) 1990 Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd, England).