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Studies of Anthropologic Discharges in the Coastal Zone:
Quantities of sewage effluent and dredged material are released
into the U.S. coastal zone daily. Large amounts of these substances
are created as a result of economic and societal needs, e.g.
port maintenance, and wastewater treatment. Management of these
coastal zone dischargesis essential in order to reduce real
and potential impacts on important economic and environmental
resources such as coral reefs, oyster beds, fish hatcheries,
recreational beaches, etc.
John R Proni, Ph.D Director RSD
Terri A. Nelson, Ph.D/OSD