The changes of T-PAH levels and health status of mussels in Izmit bay (Turkey) after Marmara earthquake and subsequent refinery fire

Okay O., Tolun L., Telli-Karakoc F., Tufekci V., Tufekci H., Olgun A., ...More

ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, vol.28, no.8, pp.671-675, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0160-4120(02)00109-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.671-675
  • Keywords: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, sediments, mussels, effects of earthquake, biomarkers, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, CONTAMINATION, TOXICITY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As is well known, a powerful earthquake along the North Anatolian Fault struck the eastern part of the Marmara region on August 17, 1999. izmit Bay, which is known as one of the most polluted sites of Turkey, was also affected by the quake and the subsequent refinery fire.