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Distribution of heavy metals in Gove Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia

Peerzada, Naseem Hasan, McMorrow Linda, Skiliros Steve, Guinea, Michael L. and Ryan, Paul (1990). Distribution of heavy metals in Gove Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Science of the Total Environment,92:1-12.

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Title Distribution of heavy metals in Gove Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia
Author Peerzada, Naseem Hasan
McMorrow Linda
Skiliros Steve
Guinea, Michael L.
Ryan, Paul
Journal Name Science of the Total Environment
Publication Date 1990
Volume Number 92
ISSN 0048-9697   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0025287957
Start Page 1
End Page 12
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract The concentration of four metals in waters and eight metals in oysters and sediments from Gove Harbour, Northern Territory, were determined during the dry season of 1987. The measured concentrations of zinc, cadmium, copper and lead in unfiltered waters were: 1.10–7.28, 0.10–2.20, 0.25–3.45 and 0.15–2.87 μg l−1, and zinc, cadmium, copper, lead, aluminium, nickel, manganese and iron in oysters, 60.1–970, 0.14–4.07, 3.77–30.67, ND-0.46, 6.50–1123.0, 0.02–0.44, 0.24–2.04 and 4.28–981.3 μg g−1 wet weight, and in sediments, 0.09–22.24, ND-0.45, ND-5.95, ND-2.98, 229.98–16053.5, 0.21–7.70, 13.77–50.24 and 759.5–2659.6 μg g−1 dry weight. Concentrations of zinc, aluminium and cadmium were higher in the oysters. The level of cadmium exceeded the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommended limit. In general, levels of these and other metals were higher near a bauxite treatment plant.
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