Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay—Issues, Resources, and Management

by Betsy Brown, Battelle Ocean Sciences &, Technology Dep, Duxbury, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The major pollutant discharges into Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay can be categorized as follows: municipal discharges, sewage sludge, combined sewage overflows (CSOs), individual industrial discharges, and dredge spoils disposal at the foul area. This paper discusses levels of contamination, effects of contamination, management, and future work to protect the environment and resources.

Subject Headings: Resource management | Ports and harbors | Coastal management | Sewage | Pollution | Water pollution | Local government | Sludge | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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