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Contaminated sediments in Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia.

Australian Ocean Data Network
Birch, Gavin, Dr ; Taylor, Stuart
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Comprehensive investigations of estuaries in central New South Wales has identified Port Jackson as the most contaminated waterway on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Extensive areas of the estuary are mantled in sediment, containing high concentrations of a large range of metallic and organic contaminants. Although extensive, this database does not provide an effective basis for determining the potential adverse effects of chemicals on living resources. The Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC) sediment quality guidelines have been used in the current study to assess possible adverse biological effects of toxicants.

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Statement: Sediment samples were collected throughout Port Jackson.

400 sediment samples were analysed for a suite of six Heavy Metals (HM) (Cd, Cu, Co, Ni, Pb and Zn). Samples were analysed on a Perkin Elmer (model 3000) Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (FAAS).

140 sediment samples were analysed for Organochlorines (OC) (DDT, DDD, DDE, chlordane) and total PBPs. Samples were analysed on a Varian 3400 Gas Chromatography (GC) equipped with a NI63 electron capture detector with Jand W capillary columns.

120 samples were analysed for 12 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (fluoranthene, pyrene, benz(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(a)pyrene, napthalene, acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, fluorine, phenanthrene, anthracene, di-benz(a,h)anthracene). Samples were analysed by Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS).
Statement: Surficial samples were collected for heavy metal analysis with a plastic spatula from the centre of a stainless-steel box corer and with stainless steel spatula for organic contaminant analyses.

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Credit
The University of Sydney (USYD)
Purpose
To assess possible adverse biological effects of toxicants.

Issued: 23 07 2007

Data time period: 2000 to 2000

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151.259,-33.85 151.259,-33.87 151.244,-33.87 151.244,-33.85 151.259,-33.85

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