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Legacy and emerging contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as measured using passive samplers - 2005 to 2013

October 15, 2020

Legacy and emerging contaminants were measured in streams and rivers in the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia of the Chesapeake Bay watershed between 2005 and 2013. Passive sampling devices, SPMDs and POCIS, were used to sample these waterbodies, providing a time-integrated concentration of contaminants that are potentially bioavailable to native fishes. This data set is a compilation of data from eight separate studies, all focused on determining the potential exposure of organic chemicals to fish which may be responsible for instances of fish kills and intersex that were observed in these waterbodies.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Legacy and emerging contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as measured using passive samplers - 2005 to 2013
DOI 10.5066/P96MF8SX
Authors Alvarez David
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Columbia Environmental Research Center