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Main Title Trace elements in soil around the Four Corners Power Plant /
Author Wiersma, G. B., ; Crockett, A. B.
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Crockett, Alan B.,
Crockett, A. B.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-079
Stock Number PB-288 389
OCLC Number 04473426
Subjects Soils--Trace elements content ; Air--Pollution ; Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects ; Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Soil analysis ; Trace elements ; Electric power plants ; Sampling ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Zinc ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Cadmium ; Transport properties ; Air pollution ; Residues ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Sites ; Tables(Data) ; Coal fired power plants ; Land pollution
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EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-079 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-079 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/3-78-079 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-079 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-288 389 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 18 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Ninety-six soil samples were collected on a radial grid employing 16 evenly spaced radii and 5 logarithmically spaced circles, concentric around the Four Corners Power Plant. The soil samples were analyzed for zinc, lead, copper, and cadmium by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. No statistical relationship could be detected between residue levels for the four elements and increasing distance from the power plant. A two-way analysis of variance indicated no significant difference among circles but there was a significant difference among radii for zinc, lead, and copper, with higher residues of these elements consistently indicated to the west of the power plant. Elevated levels of zinc, lead, and copper to the west of the power plant could be partially explained by wind rose patterns and the location of the fly ash settling ponds. Average residue levels for zinc, lead, and copper are below average residue levels reported for other power plants. Average cadmium levels are slightly higher than cadmium levels reported in the literature for other power plants.
"EPA-600/3-78-079." "August 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-18).