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Main Title The incidence and severity of sediment contamination in surface waters of the United States. Volume 3, National sediment contaminant point source inventory.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Publisher Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA 823-R-97-008; EPA-823-R-97-006; EPA-823-R-97-007
Stock Number PB98-126683
OCLC Number 38975118
Subjects Contaminated sediments--United States. ; Sedimentation and deposition--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Point source identification.
Additional Subjects United States ; Point sources ; Watersheds ; Water pollution sampling ; Bottom sediments ; Water pollution sources ; Municipalities ; Industry ; Federal government ; Hazardous materials ; Toxic substances ; Chemical compounds ; Ecological concentration ; Environmental transport ; Environmental monitoring ; Surface waters ; Contamination ; Toxicity ; Data analysis ; National Sediment Quality Survey ; National Sediment Inventory ; TRI(Toxic Release Inventory) ; PCS(Permit Compliance System) ; Environmental fate ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Environmental persistence ; Contaminants ; Environmental surveys ; Regional analysis
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 823-R-97-008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/31/1998
ELBD  EPA 823-R-97-008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/17/1998
NTIS  PB98-126683 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., map ; 28 cm.
The Point Source Inventory is a compilation of the most recent available documented releases of known sediment contaminants from active municipal, industrial, and federal facilities. The major objectives of this inventory and the analysis presented in this report are: Generate a relative of chemicals and industrial categories based on 1993 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and 1994 Permit Compliance System (PCS) chemical relase data; prioritize watersheds for collection of additional information that might lead to the identification of additional monitoring needs or pollution prevention opportunies; and establish a baseline to which additional or future inventories can be compared. Chapter 2 of this report describes the data sources used to develop the Point Source Inventory. Chapter 3 describes the data sources, assumptions, and algorithms used to develop the screening-level chemical load scores. Chapter 4 presents a summary of the results in relationship to chemicals and chemical classes, watersheds, and industrial categories. Appendix A contains the data used to develop chemical load scores for individual chemicals. Appendix B presents the results of the watershed priority groupings, and Appendix C includes detailed results of the analysis by industrial category.
"September 1997." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 823-R-97-008"--Cover.