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Main Title Aromatic Amines in and Near the Buffalo River.
Author Nelson, C. R. ; Hites, R. A. ;
CORP Author Indiana Univ. at Bloomington. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-806350; EPA-600/J-80-437;
Stock Number PB84-116318
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Soil analysis ; Sediments ; Buffalo River ; Amines ; Water pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Aromatic compounds ; Sampling ; Industrial wastes ; Neoplasms ; Reprints ; Propyl alcohol ; Water pollution detection ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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NTIS  PB84-116318 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
Three sediment samples taken from the Buffalo River and two soil samples taken near its bank have been analyzed for 2-propanol-extractable, basic organic compounds by using GC/MS. Eleven aromatic amines related to the commercial production of malachite green and crystal violet were identified in both the sediment and soil samples. Apparently a dye manufacturing plant used this part of the river bank as a dump, and several of its waste chemicals were leached into the river. It is possible that the compounds reported here are, at least partially, responsible for tumors observed in fish taken from this river. (Copyright (c) 1980 American Chemical Society.)