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Chapter 5 of Foundation for Global Action on Persistent Organic Pollutants: A United States Perspective
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
March 2002
........................................................................ 5-1 Why Alaska Is at Special Risk ........................................................................................5-2 POPs Transport to Alaska .......................................................................................... 5-4 Atmospheric Transport
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Author
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Source
Chapter 5 of Foundation for Global Action on Persistent Organic Pollutants: A United States Perspective
Date
March 2002
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Arctic ecosystems
Atmospheric transport
Contamination
Ecological sensitivity
Human populations
Hydrologic transport
Migratory species
Oceanic currents
Persistent organic pollutants
Physical climate
POPs
Wildlife levels
Abstract
Once, not too long ago and within the living memory of Native Alaskans, the Arctic was a pristine wilderness where POPs were never used and could not be detected in wildlife or humans. But the face of Alaska is changing, with increasing urbanization, industrialization, extractive resource activity, and commercial and social contacts with the global community. Accompanying these changes are concerns that the physical, climatic, and social aspects that make Alaska unique--particularly for the indigenous population--also make this region peculiarly prone to risks from global pollutants.
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GlobalActionOnPOPsTitleTOCch5.pdf

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Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1999
Author
Crane, K
Galasso, JL
Author Affiliation
Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Source
Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Date
1999
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Acidification
Arctic haze
Atmospheric transport
Biota
Cesium-137
Climate change
Heavy metals
Marine-life contamination pathways
Oceanic transport
Ozone depletion
Plutonium-239
Plutonium-240
Radionuclides
Riverine transport
Strontium-90
Terrestrial-life contamination pathways
Transport pathways
Abstract
This atlas of environmental information is intended to display graphically and make available to a wide audience the data and references to data compiled as a result of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP).
Notes
Available at UAA/APU Consortium Library Alaskana Collection: Oversize TD196.R3 C7 1999
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The influence of physical and chemical processes on contaminant transport into and within the Arctic

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Source
Chapter 3 (pp. 25-116) of AMAP Assessment Report: Arctic Pollution Issues
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1998
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Author
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Source
Chapter 3 (pp. 25-116) of AMAP Assessment Report: Arctic Pollution Issues
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Agricultural sources
Aquatic processes
Atmospheric transport
Contaminants
Deltas
Estuaries
Fjords
Freshwater systems
Marine systems
Mass transport
Modeling
Ocean pathways
Terrestrial processes
Wastewater discharges
Abstract
The Arctic region is a seemingly pristine, remote environment, yet there is increasing evidence that it is greatly impacted by global pollution. It is a highly sensitive ecosystem. Compounds found in the Arctic are of concern not just because they are transported long distances, but also because they are bioaccumulated and biomagnified in the food chain. Consequently, an understanding of pollution pathways to and within the Arctic is of special concern.
Notes
Book available in UAA/APU Consortium Library Alaskana Collection: TD190.5.A75 1998; and in ARLIS General Collection: TD190.5A46 1998
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