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Study on Heavy Metal Contamination and Potential Ecological Risk in Hong Kong Rivers

JIA Zhenbang1, LIANG Tao1, LAM Kinche2, LIU Fengwei2   

  1. 1The Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, 100871; 2The Geography Department of Chinese University of Hongkong, Hongkong, N.T., Shatin
  • Received:1996-12-25 Online:1997-07-20 Published:1997-07-20

Abstract: The Characteristics of heavy metals in the sediment of 4 "key rivers" in Hong Kong have been studied. The potential ecological hazards have been assessed using Hakanson Index. The results show that the contamination level of sediments in Hong Kong rivers are from light to moderate. The main factor caused ecological hazard is cadmium, following by copper, lead, zinc, chromium.