Toxicologists and environmental chemists at VIMS use cutting-edge analytical instruments  to detect, identify, and assess the risks of marine pollutants such as brominated flame retardants (PBDEs), Kepone©, heavy metals like mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and tributyl tin (TBT).

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  1. Virginia. Dept. of Environmental Quality, Virginia. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services., Virginia. Dept. of Forestry., and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 1994. Actions and options for Virginia's Potomac Basin tributary nutrient reduction strategy. Dept. of Environmental Quality, Richmond, Va.
  2. Boesch, D. F., and Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory. 1977. Application of numerical classification in ecological investigations of water pollution. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development.
  3. Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 1971. Thermal effects of the Surry Nuclear Power Plant on the James River, Virginia: The design of the monitoring system Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to pollution.