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Geochemical distribution of trace metals and organochlorine contaminants of a lake ontario shoreline marsh

Abstract

Rattray Marsh, an 8 ha marsh on the Lake Ontario shoreline at Mississauga, Ontario, is an important local habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds during spring and fall migration. A study was conducted to determine the distribution of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) and potential trace metal and organochlorine pollutants in the marsh as evidenced by the sedimentary concentrations of these compounds. Generally, copper, zinc, lead, and mercury were higher in concentration in local soils than in Lake Ontario sediments. Metals and organic carbon levels did not correlate, and the metals appeared to be associated with silts and clays. Organochlorine contaminants include p,p1-DDE, p,p1-DDD, p,p1-DDT, alpha-chlordane, PCB, mirex, and HCB.
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-81-106123
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Water, Air, Soil Pollut.; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 15:2
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; METALS; DISTRIBUTION; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; NUTRIENTS; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; COPPER; LAKE ONTARIO; LEAD; MARSHES; MERCURY; POLLUTION; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; ZINC; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; GREAT LAKES; LAKES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; SURFACE WATERS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; WETLANDS; 520200* - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6123925
Research Organizations:
Natl Water Research Inst, Canada
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: WAPLA
Submitting Site:
ESI
Size:
Pages: 197-212
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Glooschenko, W A, Capocianco, J, Coburn, J, and Glooschenko, V. Geochemical distribution of trace metals and organochlorine contaminants of a lake ontario shoreline marsh. Netherlands: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.1007/BF00161253.
Glooschenko, W A, Capocianco, J, Coburn, J, & Glooschenko, V. Geochemical distribution of trace metals and organochlorine contaminants of a lake ontario shoreline marsh. Netherlands. doi:10.1007/BF00161253.
Glooschenko, W A, Capocianco, J, Coburn, J, and Glooschenko, V. 1981. "Geochemical distribution of trace metals and organochlorine contaminants of a lake ontario shoreline marsh." Netherlands. doi:10.1007/BF00161253. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1007/BF00161253.
@misc{etde_6123925,
title = {Geochemical distribution of trace metals and organochlorine contaminants of a lake ontario shoreline marsh}
author = {Glooschenko, W A, Capocianco, J, Coburn, J, and Glooschenko, V}
abstractNote = {Rattray Marsh, an 8 ha marsh on the Lake Ontario shoreline at Mississauga, Ontario, is an important local habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds during spring and fall migration. A study was conducted to determine the distribution of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) and potential trace metal and organochlorine pollutants in the marsh as evidenced by the sedimentary concentrations of these compounds. Generally, copper, zinc, lead, and mercury were higher in concentration in local soils than in Lake Ontario sediments. Metals and organic carbon levels did not correlate, and the metals appeared to be associated with silts and clays. Organochlorine contaminants include p,p1-DDE, p,p1-DDD, p,p1-DDT, alpha-chlordane, PCB, mirex, and HCB.}
doi = {10.1007/BF00161253}
journal = {Water, Air, Soil Pollut.; (Netherlands)}
volume = {15:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1981}
month = {Feb}
}