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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Waters


NC Cooperative Extension


Recent studies by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and several universities indicate that PAHs are an important emerging contaminant in urban waterways, including the rapidly growing metro areas of North Carolina. This document offers an overview of recent studies of potential sources for PAHs in urban waterways and provides information on management strategies for reducing the risks of PAH impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

  • November 15, 2012
  • Low Impact Development
  • Non-point Source Pollution
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
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