Baseline survey of marine sediments collected from the State of Kuwait: PAHs, PCBs, brominated flame retardants and metal contamination

Lyons, B.P. , Barber, J.L., Rumney, H.S., Bolam, T.P.C., Bersuder, P., Law, R.J., Mason, C., Smith, A.J., Morris, S., Devlin, M.J., Al-Enezi, M., Massoud, M.S., Al-Zaidan, A.S., and Al-Sarawi, H.A. (2015) Baseline survey of marine sediments collected from the State of Kuwait: PAHs, PCBs, brominated flame retardants and metal contamination. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 100 (2). pp. 629-636.

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Abstract

A geographically extensive baseline survey of sediment contamination was undertaken at twenty nine locations around Kuwait. Samples were assessed in relation to a wide range of industrial pollutants, including metals, PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs and HBCDs. The data generated indicated that levels of pollutants were generally low and below commonly applied sediment quality guidelines (SQGs). However, naturally high background concentrations of certain metals present in sediment from the region may prohibit the direct assessment against some of the routinely applied SQGs. Hot spots of contamination were identified for PAHs, PCBs and PBDEs, that were mainly associated with the Shuaiba Industrial Area, located south of the city, and known to contain a diverse mix of both light and heavy industry.

Item ID: 40817
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-3363
Keywords: sediment contamination, Kuwait, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, brominated flame retardants
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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Funders: Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA)
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 03:04
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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