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Chlorination at Power Plants: Impact on Phytoplankton Productivity

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Science  30 Jun 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4042, pp. 1414-1415
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4042.1414

Abstract

Studies of the eflects of passage through a power plant on river phytoplankton have shown that chlorination depresses rates of photosynthesis and respiration to a much greater extent than does heating.