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Main Title Environmental effects of oil shale mining and processing : part III, the water quality of Piceance Creek, Colorado, prior to oil shale processing /
Author Skogerboe, R. K. ; Lavalle, C. S. ; Miller, M. M. ; Dick, D. L.
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Skogerboe, R. K.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-3-79-055; EPA-R-803950
Stock Number PB-299 574
OCLC Number 05797820
Subjects Water quality--Colorado--Piceance Creek ; Oil-shale industry--Environmental aspects--Colorado
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Water quality ; Piceance Creek ; Oil shale ; Metals ; Chemical equilibrium ; Sampling ; Monitoring ; Piceance Basin ; Stewart Creek ; Black Sulphur Creek ; Yellow Creek ; Colorado ; Energy source development
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EHAM  QP82.2.P6E2 600, 1979, no.55 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-055 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-055 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-055 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-79-055 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-055 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-055 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 574 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 59 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Water quality data have been collected at seven sites along Piceance Creek and at one site each along Stewart, Black Sulphur, and Yellow Creeks in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, during 1975-1977. Piceance, Stewart, and Yellow Creeks may be perturbed by oil shale industry activities on the two tracts, C-a and C-b, currently under development. The preoperational water quality is generally poor due to higher levels of dissolved solids, manganese, and both dissolved and suspended iron. It further declined farther downstream primarily due to influxes from groundwater aquifers in contact with soluble mineral beds. The levels of aluminum, cadmium, chromium, lead, and boron were below the detection limits of the analysis method used. These were typically below the permissible levels set for aquatic life by factors of 5-10. The levels of copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, and mercury were usually measurable but still below permissible.
"EPA 600-3-79-055." "May 1979." Cover title. Grant no. Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47).