Pulp and Paper Mill Pollution Effects on Estuaries

Written by on March 9, 2015 in Other News

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Paper and pulp mill pollution is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water and land, thus a huge detriment to estuaries and their inhabitants. This type of pollution stems from human development and knowledge of the placement of these particular factories. Human activity is both creating and being affected by these chemicals. This research paper focuses on the chemicals discharged from paper mills, their effect on sediment, and specific species such as mummichog and blue crab. The bleached kraft pulp mill in relation to the Miramichi Estuary in New Brunswick, and the various factories in the Pensacola Bay had negative effects on the biological and sedimentary aspects of the surrounding estuaries.

Read the full paper here: Pulp and Paper Mill Pollution Effects on Estuarine Environments.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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