Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary: a review

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Issue Date
1981-05
Authors
Connell, D. W.
Publisher
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Keywords
Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. -- Hudson Raritan Estuary. , Petroleum chemicals -- Environmental aspects -- Hudson-Raritan Estuary. , Hydrocarbons -- Environmental aspects -- Hudson-Raritan Estuary. , Atmospheric Sciences , Marine Sciences , Pollution
Abstract
The sources for petroleum hydrocarbons discharges to the Hudson Raritan estuary were identified and quantified according to the available information. Similarly losses to the system were quantified allowing an overall budget to be developed. The possible effects of existing concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in the water and sediments on plankton, benthic invertebrates, fish and birds were evaluated. The importance of petroleum hydrocarbons in seafood to public health was assessed.
Description
iv, 26 p. : ill. ; 28 cm .Includes bibliographical references
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