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Arsenic in benthic bivalves of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta

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DOI: 10.1016/0048-9697(90)90268-Y

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Abstract

Arsenic concentrations were determined in fine-grained, oxidized, surface sediments and in two benthic bivalves, Corbicula sp. and Macoma balthica, within San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, and selected rivers not influenced by urban or industrial activity. Arsenic concentrations in all samples were characteristic of values reported for uncontaminated estuaries. Small temporal fluctuations and low arsenic concentrations in bivalves and sediments suggest that most inputs of arsenic are likely to be minor and arsenic contamination is not widespread in the Bay.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Arsenic in benthic bivalves of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta
DOI:
10.1016/0048-9697(90)90268-Y
Volume
97-98
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
First page:
673
Last page:
684
Number of Pages:
12