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Main Title Distribution of Metals in Elizabeth River Sediments.
Author Johnson, Patricia G. ; Villa, Jr., Orterio ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, Md. Annapolis Field Office.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/903/9-76/023 ;TR-61;
Stock Number PB-260 501
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Metals ; Elizabeth River ; Sediment transport ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cadmium ; Copper ; Chromium ; Mercury(Metal) ; Lead(Metal) ; Chesapeake Bay ; Zinc ; Aluminum ; Iron ; Atomic spectroscopy ; Distribution(Property) ; Tables(Data) ; Maryland ;
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NTIS  PB-260 501 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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In order to develop a current inventory of metals contamination of the Elizabeth River, sediment samples were collected at 96 stations in February of 1974 and analyzed for Cd, Cu, Cr, Hg, Pb, Zn, Al, and Fe using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Concentration levels were compared with levels found in another highly industrialized harbor complex, other estuarine systems and in Chesapeake Bay sediments geographically removed from the study area. Distribution patterns of various metals are outlined for reference to various inputs. Possible mechanisms for transport and distribution are discussed.