DDT contamination at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

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Disposal of industrial waste resulted in massive DDT contamination atWheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. Nearly a decade after the cessation of DDT manufacturing at the facility responsible, concentrations of DDT residues in the local fauna are still high enough to suggest avian reproductive impairment and mortality. Populations of fish-eating birds are low, endangered species are being exposed, and muscle lipids of game birds contain up to 6900 parts of DDT (isomers and metabolites) per million.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title DDT contamination at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Series title Science
Volume 209
Issue 4455
Year Published 1980
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 509-510
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Science
First page 509
Last page 510
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