Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Marini M., Betti M., Grati F., Marconi V., Mastrogiacomo A., Polidori P., Sanxhaku M. Evaluation of lindane diffusion along the southeastern Adriatic coastal strip (Mediterranean Sea): A case study in an Albanian industrial area. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 64 pp. 472 - 478. Elsevier Ltd, 2012.
This study aimed to analyze the impact at sea of a pesticide factory located 7 kmnorth of Durres (Albania) by investigating a lowland area under the sea situated 0.7 km from the shoreline. The main product of this factory was lindane. Production ceased in 1991 during the Albanian civil war, and a large amount of industrial waste was dispersed over the ground surrounding the factory, resulting in a high level of lindane pollution. A water-scoop channels the ground water accumulated around the disused factory directly into the sea. The concentrations of lindane in sediments collected along the coasts of the region ranged from 0.60 to 22.55 ng g1. The average concentration in the muscles of fish did not exceed the limits specified by European Commission legislation, whereas the concentration in the liver did exceed these limits; consequently, liver is not recommended for consumption.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.01.022
Subject Adriatic Sea
organochlorine compound

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