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Main Title Investigation of chlorinated and nonchlorinated compounds in the lower Fox River watershed /
Author Ball, Joseph ; Priznar, Francis ; Peterman, Paul
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Ball, Joseph R.
CORP Author Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Madison. Water Quality Evaluation Section.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 905/3-78-004; EPA-68-01-4186
Stock Number PB-292 818
OCLC Number 44867325
Subjects Water--Wisconsin--Fox River Watershed (Columbia County-Brown County)--Analysis. ; Sediments (Geology)--Wisconsin--Fox River Watershed (Columbia County-Brown County)--Analysis. ; Water quality biological assessment--Wisconsin--Fox River Watershed (Columbia County-Brown County) ; Chlorine compounds--Environmental aspects--Wisconsin--Fox River Watershed (Columbia County-Brown County)
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Water analysis ; Fox River Watershed ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Pesticides ; Fishes ; Clams ; Industrial wastes ; Sources ; Sampling ; Extraction ; Paper industry ; Sewage treatment ; Sediments ; Wisconsin ; Water pollution detection ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biological samples ; Path of pollutants ; Biphenyl/perchloro
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 905-3-78-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/23/2011
EJBD  EPA 905-3-78-004 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/23/2011
ELAD  EPA 905-3-78-004 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/16/2009
ELBD RPS EPA 905-3-78-004 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
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NTIS  PB-292 818 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 144, [86] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report concerns the existence, source and fate of chlorinated and non-chlorinated organic compounds in the Lower Fox River of Wisconsin. Raw and treated wastewaters, surface water, seston, snowmelt, sediment, fish and clams were sampled. A total of 105 compounds were identified and an additional 20 compounds were characterized by GC/MS. Twenty identified compounds are on the U.S. EPA Consent Decree Priority Pollutant List. The study shows PCBs and some other chloro-organics in effluents are reduced by efficient suspended solids removal. It is possible, but not proven, that some chloro-organics are formed by process or effluent chlorination. Clams were found to rapidly bioaccumulate PCBs. Fish fillet samples contained PCB concentrations up to 90 mg/kg. Sediments throughout most of the river were found to be contaminated with PCBs. An extensive bibliography is included.
"Authors, Joseph Ball ... [et al.]"--P. [230]. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V in fulfillment of EPA contract no. "September 1978." Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-144). "Report no. EPA 905/3-78-004."