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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Chesapeake Bay program technical studies: A synthesis
United States Environmental Protection Agency
This part of the CBP Synthesis Report summarizes and integrates the research findings and reconnnendations of 13 projects of the Chesapeake Bay Toxic Substances Program performed between July 1978 and October 1981. The following sections describe research on potentially toxic substances, or toxicants, in water-sediments and selected biota. The subjects considered include a brief review of metals, their sources, distribution and behavior, and then a review of sources and distribution of organic chemicals. Finally, information concerning the significance of toxicants in the- Bay and their pattern of enrichment is provided. Most information synthesized in this report can be traced to its origin in scientific project reports listed in Appendix A.
Part 3 of report.
Bieri, R.; Bricker, O.; Byrne, R.; Diaz, R.; and et al, "Toxic Substances" (1982). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 98.