The fate of metal contaminated sediments in Foundry Cove, New York.

@article{Knutson1987TheFO,
  title={The fate of metal contaminated sediments in Foundry Cove, New York.},
  author={A B Knutson and Paul L Klerks and Jeffrey S. Levinton},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1987},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={291-304}
}
The distribution of heavy metal contaminated sediments in Foundry Cove, a freshwater embayment of the Hudson River, was examined twelve years after the discharging of wastes from a battery factory had ceased. Concentrations of Cd, Ni and Co were measured in surficial sediments (top 5 cm) and seven detailed depth profiles. Comparison with earlier surveys showed that metal levels of surficial sediments have been considerably reduced throughout the cove. Evidence suggests that this reduction may… CONTINUE READING