Author(s): SalazarCoria L, AmezcuaAllieri MA, TenorioTorres M, GonzlezMacas C
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Abstract Pollution in the marine environment due to a diesel spill takes days to months to complete natural remediation owing to its low volatility. Metal and PAH contamination caused by an accidental diesel spill were studied. V, Ni and Hg levels increased immediately after the spill, while PAH levels decreased after 1 month (79.4-7.6 microg kg(-1)). At the diesel spill point, fluoranthene exceeded acute and chronic levels, although most of the PAHs were within the range of low effects. In fish body burden, the highest bioaccumulation factor (2.63 for naphthalene) was related to the lower molecular weight PAHs.
This article was published in Bull Environ Contam Toxicol
and referenced in Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography