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Searching for pollution in the Caribbean
Date:5/5/2009

ooking at pollution, really helping each other samples from one country are going to another country. Under this project, they are getting to know each other and collaborating."

All In A Days Work

It was just shortly before 4 p.m., the Honduran naval boat slowly maneuvered its way back into port again. Fifteen minutes later, the team of biologists had successfully unloaded their cargo. With one last pull, Messi and Carlos, two members of the team, secured the metal cask containing the core sediment samples to the back of a Toyota pick-up truck that would take the team back to San Pedro Sula.

Miguel, who had also led similar teams in Haiti and Jamaica, was clearly satisfied with the result of the day's work, and the performance of the team.

"Today we went to several highly contaminated sites, and took samples in areas where sampling has not been done before. This is a very good team," he smiled, "and I am really impressed by their work today."

Though tired and with mud splattered all over his shirt, Dennys Canales-Cruz, leader of the Honduran team was equally pleased.

"This has been a very good experience for us to learn how to take samples and use the equipment," he summed up for the rest of the group. "We are confident that the knowledge we gained will be very useful for each of us and for Honduras, in general, to understand the causes and history of pollution so that necessary conservation measures can be taken."

In the days to follow, Miguel and the team will be working in CESCCO's laboratory in San Pedro Sula to weigh, label, code, and prepare the core sediment samples for shipment to the network of laboratories participating in the project. They would also be doing more field work to collect samples at different other sites along the Honduran coasts, and those, too, would need to be prepared for the laboratories.

But for now, a round of fine Honduran beer, maybe Salva Vida, to toast
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Contact: Rodolfo Quevenco
r.quevenco@iaea.org
43-126-002-1287
International Atomic Energy Agency
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