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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 496740, 9 pages
Assessing Anthracene and Arsenic Contamination within Buffalo River Sediments
Department of Geography, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3
Received 30 August 2011; Accepted 5 December 2011
Academic Editor: L. M. Chu
Copyright © 2012 Adrian Gawedzki and K. Wayne Forsythe. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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