Sewage in the Sea

  title={Sewage in the Sea},
  author={John D. Kershaw},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={941 - 942}
  • J. Kershaw
  • Published 24 September 1960
  • Environmental Science
  • British Medical Journal
Physically, I observed, the sewage does not go into infinite dilution but remains as a body or "plume of smoke" underwater for a very long time, and its deposition is usually along the sublittoral zone up to two miles on either side of the sewage point of a 30,000population group. If there is a storm, then surface drift may deposit pieces of sewage on a beach, but in ordinary weather it stays low down and sinks on to a 50to 100-yard broad area just outside the low-water ebb line (sublittoral… 
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