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

Science of Total Environment

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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:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Arsenic in benthic bivalves of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta
Series title:
Science of Total Environment
DOI:
10.1016/0048-9697(90)90268-Y
Volume:
97-98
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Description:
12 p.
First page:
673
Last page:
684
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N