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Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution


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Table of Contents

Marine Pollution Defined
Types of Contaminants
Legislative Control of Marine Pollution
International Initiatives
Plan of the Volume
Eutrophication and Organic Loading
Oxygen Depletion
Organic Loading
Case Studies
Oil Pollution
Composition and Characteristics
Oil Toxicity
Environmental Fate
Biological Effects
Oil Cleanup
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemical Structure
Transformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Pathways
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Biota
Case Studies
Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Low-Molecular-Weight Compounds
High-Molecular-Weight Compounds
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans
Heavy Metals
Chemical Forms
Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation
Concentrations in Seawater
Concentrations in Sediments
Concentrations in Biota
National Monitoring Surveys
National Status and Trends Program
National Benthic Surveillance Project
Mussel Watch Project
Radioactive Waste
Sources of Ionizing Radiation
Types of Radioactive Waste
Regulatory Controls
Behavior of Radionuclides in Estuarine and Marine Environments
Radiation Effects on Estuarine and Marine Organisms
Dredging and Dredged-Spoil Disposal
Dredged-Spoil Disposal Sites
Evaluative Requirements
Impacts of Dredged-Material Disposal
Habitat Creation, Protection, and Restoration
Effects of Electric Generating Stations
Thermal Discharges
Assessment Impacts
Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with a reference section, tables, and figures

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