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Main Title Metal Survey of the Marine Clam 'Pitar morrhuana' Collected Near a Rhode Island (USA) Electroplating Plant.
Author Eisler, Ronald ; Barry, M. M. ; Lapan, Jr., R. L. ; Telek, G. ; Davey., E. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/107;
Stock Number PB-295 380
Additional Subjects Metals ; Clams ; Narragansett Bay ; Electroplating ; Toxicology ; Rhode Island ; Sampling ; Mollusca ; Moisture ; Residues ; Silver ; Cadmium ; Cobalt ; Chromium ; Copper ; Iron ; Manganese ; Nickel ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Reprints ; Heavy metals ; Bioaccumulation ; Pitar morrhuana ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-295 380 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Benthic fauna were collected from 17 stations in mid-Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, during September 1973 from the vicinity of the recently-closed Quonset Point electroplating facility. Despite repeated sampling, most of the 14 species of molluscs taken, including the widgeon clam Pitar morrhuana, were absent from stations in the immediate vicinity of plant outfalls. In general, P. morrhuana captured near outfall sites exhibited high moisture content and elevated body burdens of silver, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, lead, and zinc compared to clams of similar size from more distant stations. Observed changes in metal concentrations and moisture content of P. morrhuana were probably attributable to plant operations during the preceding 30 years.