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Main Title Determination of background concentrations of inorganics in soils and sediments at hazardous waste sites /
Author Breckenridge, R. P. ; Crockett, A. B.
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Author Title of a Work
Crockett, A. B.
CORP Author Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/540-S-96-500; EPA 540-5-96-500
Stock Number PB96-145412
OCLC Number 35902384
Subjects Hazardous waste sites ; Metals ; Pollution--Measurement ; Environmental sampling
Additional Subjects Inorganic compounds ; Background ; Soil contamination ; Sediments ; Ecological concentration ; Metals ; Hazardous materials ; Sampling ; Soil chemistry ; Soil properties ; Soil types ; Site characterization ; Anthropogenic sources ; Industry ; Agriculture ; Natural sources
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD811.5EPA 540S Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 540-S-96-500 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/09/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-S-96-500 In 540-2 Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 540-S-96-500 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/05/2011
EMBD  EPA/540/S-96/500 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
ESAD  EPA 540-S-96-500 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/25/2002
NTIS  PB96-145412 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 32 pages ; 28 cm
The purpose of this paper is to provide scientists investigating hazardous waste sites a summary of the technical issues that need to be considered when determining if a site (i.e., hazardous waste site/area of concern) has elevated levels of inorganics relative to local background concentrations. Issues discussed include selection of background sampling locations, considerations in the selection of sampling procedures, and statistical analyses for determining whether contaminant levels are significantly different on a potential waste site and a background site. This paper focuses on inorganics and, in particular, metals. Radionuclides are not specifically addressed; however, metals with radioactive isotopes (e.g., cobalt-60) that may be encountered at hazardous waste sites are included.
"December 1995." "EPA/540-S-96-500." "PB96-145412." "NERL (CRD) 96-015." Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NERL/Characterization Research Division. Photocopy.