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Polluted sediments in Boston Harbor - Massachusetts Bay

Polluted sediments in Boston Harbor - Massachusetts Bay

progress report on the Boston Harbor Data Management File

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section, distributor in [Reston, Va.], [Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine sediments -- Environmental aspects -- Massachusetts -- Massachusetts Bay Region.,
  • Marine pollution -- Massachusetts -- Massachusetts Bay Region.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby F.T. Manheim and J.C. Hathaway.
    SeriesOpen file report -- 91-331., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 91-331.
    ContributionsHathaway, John C., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17674973M

    In , the Soil Conservation Service, USDA, in Massachusetts published the first edition of the Guidelines for Soil and Water Conservation in Urbanizing Areas of Massachusetts. This was a + page book dealing with a wide variety of conservation-related urban problems and situations encountered throughout the state of Massachusetts. Quick Facts. Project Location: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA, , Geographic Region: North America Country or Territory: United States of America Biome: Coastal/Marine Ecosystem: Coral Reef, Seagrass & Shellfish Beds Area being restored: acres Project Lead: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Organization Type: Governmental Body.

    Based on a review of the species found in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and Cape Cod Bay sediments during baseline sampling, several species have been identified as opportunists: Capitella spp. and Capitella capitata complex, Polydora cornuta, Streblospio benedicti, Ampelisca abdita, Ampelisca vadorum, Ampelisca macrocephala, and Mulinia. At a ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Ap , U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular , "Processes Influencing the Transport and Fate of Contaminated Sediments in the Coastal Ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay," was awarded a Blue Pencil Award of Excellence in the Technical or Statistical Report category by the National Association of Government .

    To be completed in , the project will ultimately provide Boston with the cleanest city harbor it has seen in decades. Work on the project began in and already the water is getting cleaner.   BOSTON (AP) — A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor? In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts declared that flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free. It's turnaround from the late s, when more than three .


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Processes Influencing the Transport and Fate of Contaminated Sediments in the Coastal Ocean: Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Get this from a library.

Polluted sediments in Boston Harbor - Massachusetts Bay: progress report on the Boston Harbor Data Management File. [Frank.

Normal biological activity of worms, clams and fish affects the top few centimeters of sediment almost everywhere, although pollutant-tolerant biota replace others where sufficient contamination exists.

In some areas, worms may burrow as deep as 30 cm, mixing shallow sediments with more deeply buried : Frank T. Manheim. Boston harbor sediments, what they are, why they are a dynamic component of Boston harbor, what life they support, and how pollutants affect this precious ecosystem and ultimately the humans who enjoy it's resources; this item was in the BRA collection.

Metal concentrations in sediments of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay document environmental change. [Reston, Va.]: [U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey], [] (OCoLC) Metal Concentrations in Sediments of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay Document Environmental Change - USGS Fact Sheet "Over the last decade, contaminants entering Boston Harbor have been significantly reduced.

Although parts of the harbor still contain metals at concentrations above toxicity guidelines for bottom-dwelling animals, we have observed decreasing. Historically, sewage effluent was one of many sources of pollution to the Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay system although industrial and household hook ups to the sewage collection system and street runoff through combined sewer and street drainage systems were the Cited by: 3.

Strong correlations between total organic carbon content of sediments, total Hg and methyl Hg have been documented in Boston Harbor (Benoit et al., ;, across the entire Bay of Fundy (Loring. The 50 square miles encompassing the Boston Harbor estuary include tributary rivers mixing with the salt water of Massachusetts Bay.

There are eight main watersheds that drain into Boston Harbor. Boston Harbor clearly benefited from the Boston Harbor Project, which improved sewage treatment and moved wastewatr treatment plant discharges from Boston Harbor to Massachusetts Bay.

Nitrogen and sulfur stable isotopes revealed widespread evidence of sewage-derived particulate and dissolved materials in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. It was clear from differences in δ 15 N values that a large portion of the sediment OM in Boston Harbor has historically comprised sewage sludge and effluent particulates.

This was in contrast to sediments of Massachusetts Bay which Cited by: Sediment metabolism within Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor relating to rates and controls of sediment±water column exchanges of nutrients and oxygen in Boston: Massachusetts. During the s, the harbor will be repaid for centu- ries of service to New England through the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's $ billion program to clean up Boston Harbor with pollution control facilities, includ- ing the nation's second-largest sewage treatment plant.

Boston Harbor’s major pollution problem stemmed from its waste water. Prior towaste water treatment facilities were not able to remove much of the total suspended solids (TSS, which includes the organic rich sediments) and nitrogen caused by the Boston-area’s large population, resulting in the transport of this material into the : Kari t.

In Septemberthe Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) officially opened the Massachusetts Bay outfall and stopped discharging treated wastewater (effluent) to Boston Harbor. The results shown by years of monitoring are a cleaner Harbor and a healthy Bay (see Changes after the Mass.

Bay outfall and About the Mass. Bay outfall). Boston Harbor, once one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, is in the final stages of a major cleanup. A $ billion cleanup program, begun in by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) was designed to address more than years of metropolitan waste disposal.

At one time, six businesses rented fishing skiffs out of Hough’s Neck in Quincy Bay, the southern arm of Boston Harbor, to anglers pursuing flounder that spent cold-weather months in Boston Harbor. Metabolism, nutrient cycling and denitrification in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay sediments (Environmental Quality Department technical report series) [Anne E Giblin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

AN INVENTORY OF ORGANIC AND METAL CONTAMINATION IN MASSACHUSETTS BAY, CAPE COD BAY, AND BOSTON HARBOR SEDIMENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF REGIONAL SEDIMENT QUALITY Jeanne Cahill and Karen Imbalzano National Network of Environmental Management Studies Interns Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Water Management Division Massachusetts.

Before a treatment plant opened at Deer Island, across the harbor from Quincy, inmore than tons of raw sewage was pumped into Massachusetts Bay just each day just 60 yards off Boston Author: Beth Treffeisen. MWRA's Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay page. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.

MWRA's discharge permit requires extensive water quality testing to ensure that we comply with the federal Clean Water Act.

Measurements include nutrients, pathogens, solids, and the health of fish and shellfish in the water and sediments of Boston Harbor, and Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The toxic effects of organic and saline extracts of sediment samples collected from 16 sites in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts and from 17 sites in the Hudson River-Raritan Bay estuary, New York were tested with the Microtox® bioassay.

This bioassay measures changes in light production by bioluminescent marine bacteria exposed to sediment by: Boston Harbor is a large harbor which constitutes the western extremity of Massachusetts harbor is sheltered from Massachusetts Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean by a combination of the Winthrop Peninsula and Deer Island to the north, the hooked Nantasket Peninsula and Point Allerton to the south, and the harbor islands in the middle.

The harbor is often described as being split into an. Harvard researcher James Shine is currently researching pollutants in the sediment of Boston Harbor and other harbors. He is crafting criteria for the Environmental Protection Agency that would measure pollution by amounts in sediment, not just in the water itself, giving a more accurate picture of the ecosystem.