Figure 1: Direct and riverine inputs of selected metals and organic substances in the north-east Atlantic Ocean.

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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It should be noted that the lack of consistent or reliable data from the marine conventions or EEA counties inhibits adequate assessment of concentrations and trends of hazardous substances in European marine water


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Aggregated data do not necessarily convey the uncertainty these problems cause. No data before 1990 for direct and riverine inputs or after 1995 for atmospheric inputs sufficient data from other sea regions. The contribution from Spain 2000 has been adjusted.

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