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Main Title Environmental assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) near New Bedford, Massachusetts municipal landfill : final task report /
Author Stratton, Charles L. ; Tuttle, Karen L. ; Allan, J. Mark
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Author Title of a Work
Stratton, Charles.
Tuttle, Karen L.
Allan, J. Mark.
CORP Author Environmental Science and Engineering, Inc., Gainesville, FL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 560/6-78-006; EPA-68-01-3248
Stock Number PB-291 245
OCLC Number 44596398
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Air pollution ; Urban areas ; Surveys ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Concentration(Composition) ; Soil analysis ; Sediments ; Streams ; Aquatic animals ; Summer ; Potable water ; Massachusetts ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Biphenyl/perchloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Bedford(Massachusetts) ; Path of pollutants ; Aroclor 1242 ; Aroclor 1016 ; Aroclor 1254
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EHAM  EPA 560/6-78-006 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-78-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-291 245 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 39 pages ; 28 cm
A survey was conducted to assess the extent of transport of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the New Bedford, MA. municipal landfill. This landfill has been used for the disposal of PCB waste materials for many years. It is located in a wetland area. There is evidence of transport of PCBs in the shallow ground water to the northwest of the landfill, but the extent of transport is relatively minor, being confined to near surface waters very near the landfill. Drinking waters are unaffected. Aquatic and terrestrial organisms in the vicinity are accumulating some PCB; however, levels of contamination are not excessively high. There is evidence to indicate airborne transport may be a principal mode of movement of PCB from the landfill during the warm months. At one time, in excess of 1.0 migrogram/cu m of PCB was detected in the ambient air over this landfill.
"560/6-79-006." "Research Request No. 4, Contract No. 68-01-3248." "Project Officer: Thomas Kopp." "May, 1978."