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Main Title Effects of ocean dumping activity, mid-Atlantic bight, 1976 : interim report /
Author Lear, Donald W. ; O'Malley, Marria L. ; Smith., Susan K.
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Lear, Donald W.
O'Malley, Marria L.
Smith, Susan K.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, Pa. Region III.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 903/9-77-029
Stock Number PB 273878
OCLC Number 08721127
Subjects Waste disposal in the ocean--Delaware. ; Waste disposal in the ocean--Maryland.
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Carbon ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Mid-Atlantic Bight ; North Atlantic Ocean ; Sediments ; Trends ; Halogen organic compounds ; Bacteria ; Clams ; Solid waste disposal ; Ocean waste disposal ; Water pollution sampling ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Arctica islandica ; Arochlor 1254 ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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EJA Lear, Donald W. O'Malley, Marria L. Smith, Susan K. United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Region III.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/9-77-029 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/23/2008
EJAM  TD225.C54R47 v. 24 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/23/2008
EJDD  CRL SR-3 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 08/04/1995
NTIS  PB-273 878 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 168 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Significantly high concentrations of metals present in the City of Philadelphia sewage sludge can be found on occasion at points in the sediments in and near the sludge release site. Several bands with high concentrations of metals, in association with high organic carbon, have been partially identified and have persisted for at least 14 months in and adjacent to the southern part of the site. Ambient concentrations of the metals in question have been derived by statistical comparisons over a 3 year period. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) were widely distributed in concentrations that may be inimical to marine organisms with indicated cyclical inputs, possibly from the coastal zone. Mortalities of the mahogany clam, Arctica islandica, were indicated at loci in and near the ocean dumping activity. Detailed bathymetry of the impacted area south of the site indicates geomorphic features may affect the aggregation of dumped materials. Statistically significant changes of the benthic infaunal communities are occurring in the impacted area south of the sewage sludge release site. Mollusks in the vicinity of the site appear to harbor bacteria of sanitary significance.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Annapolis Field Office. "July 1977." Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168). "EPA 903/9-77-029."