Chemical contaminants in northeast United States marine sediments
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Published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service in Rockville, Md .
Written in English


  • Marine pollution -- Northeastern States,
  • Marine sediments -- Northeastern States -- Analysis

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StatementPaul Boehm (Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, Mass.)
SeriesNOAA technical report NOS -- 99
ContributionsUnited States. National Ocean Service, Energy Resources Co
The Physical Object
Pagination82 p.
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13635053M

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