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Kepone In The James River Estuary: Past, Current And Future Trends, Michael A. Unger, George G. Vadas Apr 2017

Kepone In The James River Estuary: Past, Current And Future Trends, Michael A. Unger, George G. Vadas

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In late 1975, a manufacturing facility in Hopewell, VA had not only exposed workers to the chlorinated pesticide, Kepone, but had also severely contaminated the James River estuary. To assess the potential risk to the public, Virginia initiated a finfish-monitoring program in late 1975. Over the next 40 years over 13,000 samples were collected from the James River and Chesapeake Bay and analyzed for Kepone. Kepone production was eventually banned worldwide. The average Kepone concentrations found in most species began falling when the production of Kepone ended, but the averages remained over the action limit of 0.3 mgkg ...


Sea-Level Rise & Virginia's Coastal Wetlands, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jul 2016

Sea-Level Rise & Virginia's Coastal Wetlands, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Rivers & Coast is a periodic publication of the Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The goal of Rivers & Coast is to keep readers well informed of current scientific understanding behind key environmental issues related to watershed rivers and coastal ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay.


Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Final Priority Conservation Areas For Chesapeake Bay And Its Tidal Tributaries And Back Bay – Version 2.0 (Revised 09/2010), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Sep 2010

Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Final Priority Conservation Areas For Chesapeake Bay And Its Tidal Tributaries And Back Bay – Version 2.0 (Revised 09/2010), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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This project is an extension of earlier efforts within the coastal zone of Virginia to build a platform for enhanced Blue and Green Infrastructure planning. This project is motivated by an interest in extending statewide conservation efforts into estuarine systems and recognition that land use decisions on the upland effect water quality and habitat health in the receiving waters. The project in its entirety has been accomplished in distinct parts. Part one develops a Cumulative Resource Assessment to evaluate the distribution of aquatic natural resources within waters of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay waters, Back Bay of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and ...


Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Priority Conservation Areas For The Seaside Of Virginia’S Eastern Shore, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science May 2010

Estuarine Blue Infrastructure: Priority Conservation Areas For The Seaside Of Virginia’S Eastern Shore, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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This project is an extension of earlier efforts within the coastal zone of Virginia to build a platform for enhanced Blue and Green Infrastructure planning. This project is motivated by an interest in extending statewide conservation efforts into estuarine systems and recognition that land use decisions on the upland effect water quality and habitat health in the receiving waters. The project in its entirety has been accomplished in distinct parts. Part one develops a Cumulative Resource Assessment to evaluate the distribution of aquatic natural resources within waters of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay waters, Back Bay of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and ...


Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of The Upper York River, Virginia The Mattaponi And Pamunkey Rivers, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mark Richards, Peter F. Delisle Dec 2004

Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of The Upper York River, Virginia The Mattaponi And Pamunkey Rivers, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mark Richards, Peter F. Delisle

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This study describes the most extensive effort to characterize the chemistry, toxicology and community of the sediments of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers. This was accomplished using a study design modified to expand the number of stations occupied by reducing the cost of analyses by compositing replicate samples collected from each study site rather than performing toxicity tests on these samples individually. In previous studies, the variability in field replicate samples was equivalent to the variability in laboratory replicates. This design has long been used to analyze samples for various chemical contaminants as a cost savings endeavor. More ....


Determination Of Marina Buffer Zones Using Simple Mixing And Transport Models : A Report To The Virginia State Dept. Of Health, Bureau Of Shellfish Sanitation As Part Of The Chesapeake Bay Initiatives Marine Pollution Abatement Initiative, John M. Hamrick, Bruce J. Neilson May 1989

Determination Of Marina Buffer Zones Using Simple Mixing And Transport Models : A Report To The Virginia State Dept. Of Health, Bureau Of Shellfish Sanitation As Part Of The Chesapeake Bay Initiatives Marine Pollution Abatement Initiative, John M. Hamrick, Bruce J. Neilson

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This report describes the rationale, development and application of simple mixing and transport models for the determination of marina buffer zones and buffer zones for other point source discharges. Included in the report are two computer programs for implementation of the most general two dimensional transport model.


Organic Compounds In Surface Sediments And Oyster Tissues From The Chesapeake Bay, R. H. Bieri, P. O. Dufur, R. J. Huggett, W. Macintyre, P. Shou, C. L. Smith, C. W. Su Jul 1981

Organic Compounds In Surface Sediments And Oyster Tissues From The Chesapeake Bay, R. H. Bieri, P. O. Dufur, R. J. Huggett, W. Macintyre, P. Shou, C. L. Smith, C. W. Su

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This report contains three parts. In Part I, the methodology to extract and analyze sediment and oyster tissue samples from the Chesapeake Bay is described in detail. Remaining problems are clearly identified. Part II contains the results and their discussion. Part III contains a number of appendices with detailed data. For those readers interested in still more detail, the complete bank of processed data is on computer tapes at this institute and at the Environmental Protection Agency-Chesapeake Bay Program office at Annapolis, Maryland. Also included in Part III we give the results of volatile halogenated organic compounds determined in water ...


Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Iii. Non-Point Source Pollution Studies In The Chincoteague Bay System, C. F. Cerco, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum Jan 1978

Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Iii. Non-Point Source Pollution Studies In The Chincoteague Bay System, C. F. Cerco, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum

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No abstract provided.


Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1977 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, C. E. Sutton, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, R. K. Dias Jan 1978

Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1977 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, C. E. Sutton, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, R. K. Dias

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  • Section I: CONTENTS River Biota Studies at the VEPCO Surry Nuclear Power Station by R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, and C. E. Sutton
  • Section Ila: Plant Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the VEPCO Nuclear Power Plant by J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, and R. K. Dias
  • Section lIb: Thermal Plume Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, and R. K. Dias


Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols Jan 1978

Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols

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This report describes procedures and presents data concerning the concentrations of Kepone in bed sediments of the James River estuary, Virginia.


Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1975 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. K. Carpenter, P. A. Goodwin, C. G. Becker, M. S. Ho, G. C. Grant, B. B. Bryan, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes Jan 1976

Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1975 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. K. Carpenter, P. A. Goodwin, C. G. Becker, M. S. Ho, G. C. Grant, B. B. Bryan, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes

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Volume 1: Technical Reports

  • Section 1: River Biota and Phytoplankton Entrainment Studies at the VEPCO Surry Nuclear Power Station
  • Section 2: Zooplankton Entrainment at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant, James River, Virginia by G. C. Grant and B. B. Bryan
  • Section 3:
  • a. Plant Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner and A. D. Estes
  • b: Thermal Plume Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the· VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner and A. D. Estes


Yorktown Power Station Ecological Study, Phase Ii : Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. W. Virnstein, J. E. Illowsky, J. Colvocoresses May 1975

Yorktown Power Station Ecological Study, Phase Ii : Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. W. Virnstein, J. E. Illowsky, J. Colvocoresses

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No abstract provided.


Special Purpose Areas In Virginia's Coastal Zone, J. B. Pleasants Dec 1971

Special Purpose Areas In Virginia's Coastal Zone, J. B. Pleasants

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is charged with the responsibility of advising state management agencies on matters relating to the environments and resources of the coastal zone of Virginia. Under this broad requirement, we have been specifically assigned the task of recommending an ocean-dumping policy for the Commonwealth. This paper, a survey of specially designated areas in coastal waters of the state, is designed to provide some of the background material required in the development of such a policy.