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Discharges

Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Results of sediment and bivalve tissue chemistry analysis for Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) between the years of 1999 and 2009. This data is from the Mussel Watch Program that monitors U.S. estuarine and coastal waters for organic contaminants and trace metals since 1986. Mussel Watch supports NOAA ecosystem-based management through an integrated program of environmental monitoring, assessment, and research to describe the current status of pollution and to detect changes in the environmental quality of our nation's estuarine and coastal waters.

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Poly-aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Atlas Dataset