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Title: Metal contamination of sediments an statutory quality objectives
Author: S. Burchmore
Author: S. Nixon
Author: S. Ashley
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: R&D 331/8/N
This report proposes a classification scheme for the sediment component of the schemes for estuarine and coastal waters based on existing levels of List I and List D metals (Hg, Cd, Cu, Pb, Cr, Zn, Ni, As) in UK estuarine and coastal sediments. The scheme is designed to reflect the extent of contamination from natural and anthropogenic sources and is not intended to relate directly to any biological effects which may result. However, the relative toxicity of List I and List II metals is considered when deriving the overall classification.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: MetalsCoastal watersEstuariesSediment pollutionContamination
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 49
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