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Title: Inventory of organic and metal contamination in Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and Boston Harbor sediments; And an assessment of regional sediment quality. Final report

Abstract

The overall goal of the study was to assess regional sediment contamination in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, including Boston Harbor. Specifically the objectives of the study were to compile data on sediment metal, chemical, and physical characteristics into a master database/spreadsheet and to evaluate the regional distribution of selected contaminants, in relation to sediment quality criteria (SQC). The EPA is currently in the process of developing SQC that would protect aquatic resources and human health. The report identifies areas of Massachusetts Bays that are likely to violate SQC. Areas of Massachusetts Bays that are in exceedance of national standards will have to be specially considered and managed by EPA. Regulatory applications of SQC include site cleanup and restoration.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA (United States). Region I
OSTI Identifier:
7014453
Report Number(s):
PB-92-182385/XAB; EPA-171/R-92/013
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MASSACHUSETTS; WATER POLLUTION; METALS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SEDIMENTS; CONTAMINATION; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; DATA COMPILATION; MONITORING; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; REMEDIAL ACTION; STANDARDS; DATA; ELEMENTS; INFORMATION; POLLUTION; REGULATIONS; 540320* - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Cahill, J, and Imbalzano, K. Inventory of organic and metal contamination in Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and Boston Harbor sediments; And an assessment of regional sediment quality. Final report. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Cahill, J, & Imbalzano, K. Inventory of organic and metal contamination in Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and Boston Harbor sediments; And an assessment of regional sediment quality. Final report. United States.
Cahill, J, and Imbalzano, K. Sun . "Inventory of organic and metal contamination in Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and Boston Harbor sediments; And an assessment of regional sediment quality. Final report". United States.
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abstractNote = {The overall goal of the study was to assess regional sediment contamination in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, including Boston Harbor. Specifically the objectives of the study were to compile data on sediment metal, chemical, and physical characteristics into a master database/spreadsheet and to evaluate the regional distribution of selected contaminants, in relation to sediment quality criteria (SQC). The EPA is currently in the process of developing SQC that would protect aquatic resources and human health. The report identifies areas of Massachusetts Bays that are likely to violate SQC. Areas of Massachusetts Bays that are in exceedance of national standards will have to be specially considered and managed by EPA. Regulatory applications of SQC include site cleanup and restoration.},
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year = {1991},
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