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Main Title Persistence of Aroclor (Trade Name) 1254 in a Contaminated Estuary.
Author Wilson, Alfred J. ; Forester, Jerrold ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL. Gulf Breeze Environmental Research Lab.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/068 ;GULF BREEZE CONTRIB-339;
Stock Number PB-290 038
Additional Subjects Oysters ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Water pollution ; Escambia Bay ; Sampling ; Contamination ; Tissues(Biology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Bioassay ; Sediments ; Invertebrates ; Biphenyl ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Florida ; Estuaries ; Shellfish ; Environmental persistence ; Reprints ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyl ; Pesticide residues ; Aroclor 1254 ; Bioaccumulation ; Crassostrea virginica ; Point sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-290 038 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
The brief report summarizes the concentrations of PCB's in oyster tissue (Crassostrea virginica) observed from April 1969 to June 1976 at three locations in the Escambia Bay estuary, following elimination of an accidental leak of Aroclor 1254 from an industrial site. Data showed that PCB's in oyster tissues decreased after the leak was eliminated, but a steady-state concentration was reached. No Aroclor 1254 was detectable in water at stations sampled, but sediments were found to contain relatively low amounts (>0.31 ppm) in 1970 and 1971. The study demonstrates the persistence of PCB's long after point-source discharges are eliminated.