Sustainable management of oil polluting wrecks and chemical munitions dump sites
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Dumped chemical weapons that are corroding and exposed to the marine environment can cause contamination and health risks for marine fauna and humans. This paper describes some of the work that is done in the EU-DAIMON (Decision Aid for Marine Munitions) project including the development of a decision support method and previous field results that indicate that bottom trawling re-suspend sediments and spread contaminants and that recently caught fish at the Maseskar dump site contains detectable concentrations of chemical weapons from World War II.

sediment re-suspension

decision support tool

bottom lander

dumped chemical weapons

Clark I plus II in fish

trawling

contaminant spreading

Author

Anders Tengberg

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Ida-Maja Hassellöv

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Hanna Landquist

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Fredrik Lindgren

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Ulf Olsson

The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

Anna Apler

Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

Vadim Paka

Russian Academy of Sciences

Maria Golenko

Russian Academy of Sciences

Sergey Shchuka

Russian Academy of Sciences

Christer Larsson

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

OCEANS 2017 - ABERDEEN

0197-7385 (ISSN)

Oceans Aberdeen Conference
Aberdeen, United Kingdom,

Subject Categories

Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Health and Occupational Health

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6/12/2018