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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Detailed Investigation of the Minnesota Slip Featuring Laser Induced Fluorescence.
CORP Author Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Roseville.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2006-105501
Additional Subjects Minnesota Slip(Duluth) ; Sediments ; Investigation ; Photographs ; Schematic diagrams ; Tables (Data) ; Duluth harbor ; Shipping port ; Heavy industry ; Lake Superior ; Sampling ; Contamination ; Chemical analysis ; Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2006-105501 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/09/2006
Collation 60p
The goal of the current investigation was to survey and sample the full extent and magnitude of sediment contamination of the Minnesota Slip. Survey locations were accessed through the ice with a Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) tool, targeting 29 points spatially distributed throughout the Slip. Continuous LIF records were produced from depths ranging from 0 to 20 feet beneath the water-sediment interface. The results of this survey were then used to locate sites for eight sediment cores, from which 18 sediment samples were collected for laboratory analysis. These borings were extruded, sampled and submitted to chemical analysis for metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and various physical parameters.