Report No FR0093
EFFECTS OF SEA OUTFALLS ON THE ENVIRONMENT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT
To assess the effects on the marine environment of discharge of sewage to coastal waters via correctly designed sea outfalls.
The use of the sea for sewage disposal has come under increasing scrutiny from the public and from other countries bordering the North Sea. There is a need, therefore, to understand and quantify the environmental impact of sewage discharges from modern long sea outfalls.
IV RESUME OF CONTENTS
Broad-based environmental surveys were carried out at case-study outfalls at Tenby and Weymouth over a three year period. Studies included: sediment sampling on coarse grids and near-outfall transects; bioassays on mussel scope-for-growth, bivalve larval development and Microtox; uptake of taint compounds; sewage sampling; distribution of rotavirus; dispersion studies.
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