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Main Title Transfer of Pesticides through Water, Sediments and Aquatic Life.
Author Olne, Charles E. ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3240; OWRR-A-038-RI; 01959,; A-038-RI(1)
Stock Number PB-213 172
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Pesticides) ; ( Rhode Island ; Water pollution) ; ( Chlorine organic compounds ; Water pollution) ; DDT ; Biphenyl ; Biodeterioration ; Insecticides ; Chlordane ; Dieldrin ; Sediments ; Fishes ; Residues ; Concentration(Composition) ; Pesticide residues ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Lindane ; Endosulfan ; DCPA herbicide
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 172 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
Analysis of water, sediment and fish from 32 ponds and rivers of Rhode Island indicate that residues of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) have accumulated in the sediments and fish of most watersheds of the state. Residues of DDT and its metabolites were also found in most samples. Other chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides found in some samples were chlordane, dieldrin, lindane, a-BHC, endosulfan I, and dacthal. With a few exceptions, where local contamination might be postulated, no residues exceeding 50 ppt PCB or 10 ppt pesticide were detected in water samples, while residues in whole fish (wet weight basis) and sediments (dry weight basis) were less that 500 ppb PCB, 500 ppb DDT, 50 ppb chlordane and 50 ppb dieldrin. (Author)