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What Happens Now? Evaluating the Cleanup of Boston Harbor

Carolyn A. Levi
5 pp.
MITSG 90-28J

In executing their responsibility to clear Boston Harbor of sewage, officials of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority need to understand the natural workings of the harbor and Massachusetts Bay. Research aimed at understanding areas such as water circulation patterns, sediment turnover, the behavior of toxins in sediment and the effect of sewage outflows on algae--as well as explorations in new technologies for coastal and ocean observation--is now being performed. This article, written for the layman, describes some of this research and puts it in the context of the Boston Harbor cleanup.

type: Technical reports

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