Heavy Metals Pollution Monitoring Through the Critical Pathways Analysis: The Sepetiba Bay Case

by Olaf Malm, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Wolfgang Christian Pfeiffer, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Luiz Drude de Lacerda, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Marlene Fiszman, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Neusa R. W. Lima, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil

Abstract: The methodology of the critical pathway analysis has been widely employed to monitor the environmental impact of nuclear power plants in the aquatic environment. This methodology has been applied to two different multimetal pollution situations. The Sepetiba Bay is one of the most important fishery and recreational areas in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and presents typical environmental conditions of a very protected area along the Brazilian coast. The main goals of this work are to assess the critical metal(s), the critical pathway(s), and the critical human group(s) inside the bay, in order to optimize monitoring programs for the situation with considerable economy of human and technical resources. Study methods and results are discussed.

Subject Headings: Bays | Water pollution | Power plants | Vegetation | Human factors | Personnel management | Heavy metals

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