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Posted on 03 December 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Dredging May Affect Tomatoes


Dredging May Affect Tomatoes

Photo Credit: New Bedford Harbor by brixton used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Michelle Fabio

On the surface, dredging and excavating contaminated marine sediments appears to be a smart environmental practice.

However, as reported in the latest issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, research on the New Bedford, Massachusetts harbor shows that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) used in the area between World War II and the 1970s have shown up on locally grown tomatoes.
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