The legacy of contaminated sediments in Boston Harbor




Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have assembled a significant body of data that is now in a usable form. The USGS adopted an interdisciplinary approach to begin the pioneering effort at data rescue. This work involved collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More than 100,000 sediment chemistry analyses from over 1,500 samples were gleaned from 500 references, compiled, and scientifically edited by the USGS and other workers for use in studies of the distribution and fate of contaminants.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title The legacy of contaminated sediments in Boston Harbor
DOI 10.3133/70182040
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description HTML Document
Public Comments Published between 1999 and 2004
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Other Geospatial Boston Harbor
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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