Radiological dating was performed by estimating the Po activity by alpha spectrometry, whereas the OCPs determination was carried out using gas chromatography.The total HCH concentration in the surface sediment samples was in the range of 5.6–13.3 ng/g while total DDT concentration in the surface sediment samples was in the range of 3.2–5.5 ng/g.
In recent years there has been growing concern all over the globe about marine pollution due to persistent organic pollutants.
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Sediments, which is an important component of marine environment can serve as sorbent or concentrator for these pollutants.
In this study, estimation of sedimentation rate using Po dating was carried out to study the depth profile of accumulated OCPs in sediments of Thane Creek Mumbai, India.