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Reducing sewage pollution in the Antarctic marine environment using a sewage treatment plant

Hughes, Kevin A.. 2004 Reducing sewage pollution in the Antarctic marine environment using a sewage treatment plant. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49 (9-10). 850-853. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.05.012

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Abstract/Summary

Despite Antarctica being the largest pristine wilderness on Earth, many coastal Antarctic research stations release untreated sewage waste into the marine environment, which may have negative effects on local wildlife. In February 2003 a sewage treatment plant was installed at Rothera Research Station (Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula). After one year of operation the sewage treatment plant had dramatically reduced the microbiological pollution in the near-shore marine environment around the outfall and seawater quality conformed to European Union Bathing Water Standards.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.05.012
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0025-326X
Additional Keywords: Antarctica, coliforms, faecal pollution, seawater, sewage outfall, sewage treatment plant
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 18 Jan 2012 13:57
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12206

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