Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1153–1170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1153-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1153–1170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1153-2020

Data description paper 20 May 2020

Data description paper | 20 May 2020

Spatio-temporal assessment of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) sediment contamination in four major French river corridors (1945–2018)

André-Marie Dendievel et al.

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AR by André-Marie Dendievel on behalf of the Authors (09 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Mar 2020) by David Carlson
RR by Marc Babut (03 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2020) by David Carlson
AR by André-Marie Dendievel on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript

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AA by André-Marie Dendievel on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (18 May 2020) by David Carlson
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Short summary
Polychlorinated biphenyl indicators (ΣPCBi) from sediment cores, bed and flood deposits, suspended particulate matter, and dredged sediments along the major French rivers (1945–2018) are compared with socio-hydrological drivers. ΣPCBi increased from 1945 to the 1990s due to urban and industrial emissions. It gradually decreased with the implementation of regulations. Specific ΣPCBi fluxes reveal the amount of PCB-polluted sediment transported by French rivers to European seas over 40 years.