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Main Title Predicting toxic waste concentrations in community drinking water supplies analysis of vulnerability to upstream industrial discharges / {microform} :
Author Goodrich, James A. ; Clark, R. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, Robert Maurice.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/112
Stock Number PB84-206531
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination--United States
Additional Subjects Chloroform ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Water pollution abatement ; Water supply ; Hazardous materials ; Regulations ; Potable water ; Stream flow ; Vulnerability ; Carcinogens ; Metals ; Inorganic compounds ; Pesticides ; Water storage ; Mathematical models ; Ohio River ; Kanawba River ; West Virginia ; Ohio ; Drinking water ; Point sources ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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NTIS  PB84-206531 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 145 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
In February, 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations to deal with the control of chloroform and synthetic organics in drinking water. In November, 1979 the regulation regarding synthetic organics was dropped because of the difficulty in defining, let alone assessing a community's vulnerability. The purpose of this study was to predict toxic waste concentrations in community drinking water supplies along the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers between Charleston, West Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio using QUAL-II, a water quality simulation model. The most important factors to consider in identifying vulnerable communities are: flow characteristics of the source of supply, potency and persitance of the pollutants, amount and timing of discharge of pollutants, storage times of utilities and relative location of point sources and community intakes.
Caption title. "June 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-112."