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Main Title Metals Testing Report: Metal Content of Environmental Samples from Region 4.
Author Kapustka, L. A. ; Bollman, M. A. ; Baune, W. K. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher Dec 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/015;
Stock Number PB90-187105
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Water chemistry ; Metals ; Ions ; Quantitative analysis ; Methodology ; Aquatic animals ; Aquatic plants ; Insects ; Fishes ; Lead(Metal) ; Acid electrolytes ; Electric batteries ; Water analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Remedial action
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-187105 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The report summarizes the procedures used to analyze selected aquatic and emergent plant, aquatic insect, and fish samples for specific metals; and presents the results of the analyses along with some interpretation. Samples were received from Region 4, Environmental Services Division, Athens, Georgia, under an agreement in which the ERL-C Site Assessment Team would determine the metal content of the samples, lead being the primary metal of interest, and forward the results to Region 4 to aid in the site assessments. Samples were collected from two Superfund sites in the southeast United States, the Kassouf-Kimerling site in Tampa, FL, and the Schuylkill site in Plant City, FL. Both were 'battery cracking' sites. The samples were acid digested to reduce them to inorganic constituents which were then analyzed with ICP-AES (inductively-coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy). Metals assessed included calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, aluminum, iron, manganese, copper, chromium, nickel, arsenic, lead, boron, cobalt, and molybdenum.