||Ambient Concentrations of PCBs in the Southeast from STORET Data and Selected EPA Studies.
Bruner, III, R. J.;
Hill., David W.;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Surveillance and Analysis Div.
Big Cypress Swamp;
Water pollution detection;
Southeast region(United States)
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||The PCB problem in the southeast came to light in 1976 with the discovery of high concentration of PCBs in fish tissues collected from Lakes Weiss and Hartwell. Tissue, sediment and water data from these lakes are reported and analyzed. Big Cypress Swamp data are presented and analyzed to determine background concentrations of PCBs in areas remote from human activities. STORET data for the states of NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, TN and KY were analyzed and all stations having one or more concentrations greater than 100 micrograms/kg PCBs in sediments and 0.1 microgram/liter in whole water are reported and potential problem areas are defined. The extent of the PCB problem is evaluated and recommendations are made regarding future sampling needs.
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||6F; 68E; 68D; 57H
||PC A03/MF A01