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Main Title Dredge spoils and sewage sludge in the trace metal budget of estuarine and coastal waters /
Author Simpson, Harry James.
CORP Author Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, NY.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-3-79-029; EPA-R-803113
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 05062161
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Estuarine pollution--Hudson River Estuary (N.Y. and N.J.) ; Dredging--Environmental aspects--Hudson River Estuary (N.Y. and N.J.) ; Estuarine sediments--Hudson River Estuary (N.Y. and N.J.) ; United States--Hudson River Estuary.
Additional Subjects Spoil ; Metals ; Water pollution ; Hudson River Estuary ; Sediments ; Zinc ; Copper ; Lead(Metal) ; Cadmium ; Nickel ; Concentration(Composition) ; Radioactive isotopes ; Tables(Data) ; Inorganic phosphates ; Methane ; Radon ; Isotopic labeling ; Dredge spoil ; Trace metals
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EHAM  TC187.S55 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EHBD  EPA-600/3-79-029 NHEERL/AED Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJED  EPA 600-3-79-029 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/04/2019
EKAM  EPA 600/3-79/029 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/13/1994
EKCD  EPA-600/3-79-029 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
EMBD  EPA/600/3-79/029 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 01/21/1994
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-029 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-029 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/22/2017
NTIS  PB-295 711 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Many reactive pollutants, such as Zn, Cu, Pb, Cs-137, Pu-239, 240 and PCB's appear to be transported and accumulated together in association with fine-grained particles in the Hudson River estuary. Anthropogenic increases of 3-6 times natural levels of Zn, Cu, and Pb were found for Hudson sediments. Mobilization of Cd and Ni in the sediments of a small embayment of the Hudson with very high contamination levels appears to be primarily by resuspension of fine particles, although elevated concentrations of Cd in pore waters were also observed. Radiocarbon measurements indicate the predominant source of organic carbon in New York harbor sediments is recent sewage and not petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. A new enzymatic technique was developed to trace the distribution of cellulose, a significant component of sewage sludge, in coastal sediments. Radon-222, a natural radioactive gas dissolved in the Hudson, is supplied primarily from the sediments at approximately twice the rate predicted by molecular diffusion. The behavior of phosphate and trace metals derived from sewage was examined on the basis of field data and the use of simple models to examine management alternatives. The most reasonable course appears to be completion of secondary sewage treatment plants in New York City and major upgrading of primary treatment in New Jersey.
Grant no. "EPA 600-3-79-029." "March 1979." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-206).