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Data set name

Heavy Metals (mercury) in sediments of Rias of Pontevedra, Vigo and Arosa (NW Spain)

Data holding centreSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1989 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Rias of Pontevedra, Vigo and Arosa (Galicia, NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks

Description 
Summary

The different stations for the sampling of sediments were laid out to cover the area of the Ria of Pontevedra opposite the Cellulose Company (ENCE) and the Chloride-Ash Company (ELNOSA) and both the old spilling of the companies as well as the general spilling at the moment of collecting the samples were taken into account. Samples were thus obtained of the area known as Playa Placeres. Samples were also taken at other points of the Ria of Pontevedra, especially at those points which contain molluscs breeding areas, and at diverse points of the Rias of Arosa and Vigo, with the purpose of using this last samples as reference, given the fact they were taken in waters which are presumably non-polluted with mercury. The frequency of the sampling was twice yearly coinciding with spring waters.

OriginatorsSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
Availability 
OrganisationSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Pilar Bermejo/Dr. Carmen Casais
Address

Santiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología Facultad de Química Avda. de las Ciencias, s/n
Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña)

15782
Spain

Telephone+34 981 563100
Facsimile+34 981 547 141 / 981 595012
Emailqnsec@usc.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8028003
Global identifier2635
Last revised2010-11-22