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Occasional Publications of the Marine Biological Association No. 2

 

Heavy Metals in the Fal estuary, Cornwall: A study of long term contamination by mining waste and its effects on estuarine organisms

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Bryan, G.W. and Gibbs, P.E. (1983) Heavy metals in the Fal estuary, Cornwall: A study of long term contamination by mining waste and its effects on estuarine organisms. Occasional Publications. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2) 112p.

Abstract
The Fal Estuary System in West Cornwall has, over many centuries, received inputs of heavy metals from various mining activities.  In this context its most important tributary is the Carnon River.  Analyses of organisms from the Fal Estuary have shown that some species contain abnormally high concentrations of Cu, Zn and As, especially those living in Restronguet Creek.

 

 

 

 

 


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