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Main Title Selected Chemical Contaminants in Surface Sediments of Commencement Bay and the Tacoma Waterways, Washington, USA (Revised).
Author Schults, D. W. ; Ferraro, S. P. ; Ditsworth, G. R. ; Sercu, K. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/341 ;ERLN-N010;
Stock Number PB88-202064
Additional Subjects Metals ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Commencement Bay ; Waterways(Watercourses) ; Sampling ; Statistical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Adsorption ; Spatial distribution ; Clay soils ; Arsenic ; Iron ; Manganese ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Washington(State) ; Reprints ; Point sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-202064 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
Eight metals, 21 organic priority pollutants, and 11 other contaminants and contaminant-related sediment characteristics were measured in surface sediments (upper 2 cm) at 21 locations in Commencement Bay and the Tacoma Waterways, Washington. Summary statistics were calculated and statistical approaches were applied to subsets of the data to classify sediment contamination. High concentrations of some contaminants appeared to be related to proximity to sources of contaminants. Depositional vectors, and chemical adsorption processes may also influence the spatial distribution of sediment contamination in the study area.