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Main Title Survey of Metals in Sediments Near Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
Author Eisler, Ronald ; Lapan, Jr., R. L. ; Telek, G. ; Davey, E. W. ; Soper, A. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/147;
Stock Number PB-295 374
Additional Subjects Metals ; Water pollution ; Narragansett Bay ; Sediments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sources ; Metal industry ; Silver ; Cadmium ; Cobalt ; Chromium ; Copper ; Iron ; Manganese ; Nickel ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Rhode Island ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-295 374 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Elevated levels of silver, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, lead and zinc were observed in sediments collected from Narragansett Bay off Quonset Point during autumn of 1973. The probable source of the metals contamination was an electroplating facility on Quonset Point, in continuous operation from 1943 until it was closed in spring 1973. Data on elemental composition of surficial sediments collected from various geographical locations reported by other investigators are presented and compared to those reported herein.