Butyltin Concentrations in Selected US Harbor Systems. A Baseline Assessment.
Final rept. 1984-1986,
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This report summarizes organotin environmental concentrations collected during 15 harbor baseline surveys, including analytical results for surface water, sediments, and tissue samples. These efforts demonstrated that measurable amounts of organotin compounds are detectable, primarily near civilian, commercial, or recreational boatship repair facilities or mooring areas and marinas. Impacted sites near vessels coated with TBT coatings generally showed increases in tissue and sediment sample values as well as in the water column. These studies are central to the U.S. Navys program for implementing organotin antifouling coatings on the future Fleet. Keywords Tributyltin Antifouling coatings Organotin Environmental monitoring.
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