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Main Title Organic Compounds Near Dumpsites in Niagara Falls, New York.
Author Elder, V. A. ; Proctor, B. L. ; Hites, R. A. ;
CORP Author Indiana Univ. at Bloomington. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-806350; EPA-600/J-81-658;
Stock Number PB84-116342
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Water analysis ; Sediments ; Chemical analysis ; Organic compounds ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Sites ; Sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; New York ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chlorobenzenes ; Industrial wastes ; Phenols ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Phenothiazines ; Reprints ; Benzotrifluorides ; Niagara Falls(New York) ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Toluene/chloro ; Phenol/trichloro ; Mirex
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-116342 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Water and sediment samples were taken from sites adjacent to hazardous waste disposal areas in Niagara Falls, New York. The samples were analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The following compounds were identified: chlorobenzenes, chlorotoluenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon derivatives, cyclohexane derivatives, polychlorinated biphenyls, trichlorophenol and other phenols, benzotrifluorides, mirex and phenothiazine. A large number of benzyl derivatives and unusual fluorinated compounds were also found; they were probably waste byproducts of industrial chemical production. The hazardous waste disposal sites were major sources for most of the compounds. (Copyright (c) Heyden & Son Ltd, 1981.)