Distributions of heavy metals in the sediments of South Korean harbors.

@article{Choi2012DistributionsOH,
  title={Distributions of heavy metals in the sediments of South Korean harbors.},
  author={Ki Young Choi and Suk Hyun Kim and Gi Hoon Hong and Hyo Taek Chon},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 Suppl 1},
  pages={71-82}
}
Bottom sediments of harbors in the South Korea have been long suspected for metal contamination due to ship-based and urban-based activities for the past several decades. A number of areas have been suspected to impair ecosystem services to the local residents and drawn complaints from main stakeholders. Twelve contamination suspected harbors were subject to evaluate the level of contamination of Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb and Hg. The level of sediment contamination for each metal was evaluated… CONTINUE READING