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dc.contributor.authorTurner, A
dc.contributor.authorRees, A
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T14:26:36Z
dc.date.available2016-08-24T14:26:36Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-21
dc.identifier.issn2352-4855
dc.identifier.issn2352-4855
dc.identifier.otherC
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/5369
dc.descriptionpublisher: Elsevier articletitle: The environmental impacts and health hazards of abandoned boats in estuaries journaltitle: Regional Studies in Marine Science articlelink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2016.03.013 content_type: article copyright: © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstract

Decaying boats are a common sight in the coastal zone and yet the practice of abandonment appears to be exempt from any clear or enforceable regulation. In the present study we surveyed two estuaries in eastern England hosting an abundance and variety of abandoned vessels. An inventory of items and materials associated with or adjacent to each boat was recorded in order to gain an insight into the hazards and pollution risks related to abandonment. Materials most commonly observed were paints, plastics, timber,expanded-extruded polystyrene and masonry, while items logged included ropes, tyres, canisters, electronic equipment and a variety of metal objects that were either fixed to or contained by the boats. As well as representing an eyesore and inhibiting access to the shore, decaying boats are a hazard to human health and safety and are a source of pollution (e.g. plastics, heavy metals, oil-related hydrocarbons) to local sediment and interstitial waters. Recommendations to deal with the problem of boat abandonment include compulsory boat registration, making boaters aware of (and providing incentives for) safe disposal, and providing authorities and landowners with clear information on existing or new agencies and legislation.

dc.format.extent75-82
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectAbandoned boats
dc.subjectCoast
dc.subjectShoreline
dc.subjectHazards
dc.subjectContamination
dc.subjectLitter
dc.titleThe environmental impacts and health hazards of abandoned boats in estuaries
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.volume6
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2016.03.013
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalRegional Studies in Marine Science
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rsma.2016.03.013
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-18
dc.rights.embargodate2017-03-21
dc.identifier.eissn2352-4855
dc.rights.embargoperiod12 months
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