Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Sediments of the Odra River and Its Tributaries
M. Rodziewicz, A. Kaczmarczyk, E. Niemirycz*
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Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch, Department of Water Pollution Control
ul. Jaśkowa Dolina 29, 80-286 Gdańsk, Poland Introduction
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2004;13(2):203–208
This paper presents the results of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) determination in sediments from different sites of the Odra River and its tributaries, collected in 1998-2002. It was found that concentrations of PCBs varied significantly. The results of individual congeners show that contents of PCBs 180 and 138 were the highest in the sediments investigated. For better identification of places most polluted by PCBs, PCB contents on TOC (total organic carbon) basis in surface sediments are presented.