Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date



Chesapeake Research Consortium. Publication no. 31.


Population densities are ever increasing on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and hence the flow of goods and services is being shifted to supply these people. This self perpetuating system demanismore and more of the surrounding envirorunent f or recreation, work and waste disposal. This is the case f or the Chesapeake and its sub- estuaries.

According to Brush (1974), of the total fresh water input into the Chesapeake Bay, between 1 and 2 percent is treated sewage. Toxic components on these waters may be of paramount importance in the Bay ecosystem and ma;y have disastrous effects on the biota. It is essential then that the magnitude of the exist ing problem be determined and understood, and results and recommendations be made available to decision makers so that in the future we can control the inputs, properly select sewage outfall locations and preserve the Chesapeake Bey for future generations . This document is a first attempt at this.


Trace elements -- Environmental aspects -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va., ., Trace elements -- Environmental aspects -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.), Sewage disposal plants

Publication Statement

Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 628A.



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