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Main Title Polychlorinated biphenyls in precipitation in the Lake Michigan basin /
Author Murphy, Thomas Joseph,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rzesztko, Charles P.,
CORP Author De Paul Univ., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Grosse Ile, MI. Large Lakes Research Station.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-071; EPA-803915
Stock Number PB-286 363
OCLC Number 04326315
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Precipitation (Meteorology)--Michigan, Lake ; Lake Michigan
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Lake Michigan ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Hydrology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Earth fills ; Pesticides ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Particles ; Rain ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Air water interfaces ; Biphenyl/perchloro
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-071 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-071 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
EKCD  EPA-600/3-78-071 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELAD  EPA 600-3-78-071 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 05/16/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-071 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-78-071 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/27/2012
ELDD  EPA-600/3-78-071 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
EMBD  EPA/600/3-78/071 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-071 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/19/2005
NTIS  PB-286 363 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 33 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
Rainfall samples were collected in Chicago, Illinois, and on Beaver Island, Michigan, and analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The precipitation weighted mean concentration of 35 samples of rain was 111 mg/l. (111 parts per trillion). This would result in the deposition of 4800 kg/yr of PCBs to the Lake from precipitation. Presently available evidence on other sources of PCBs to the Lake indicates that precipitation is now the major source of PCBs to the Lake. The future PCB problems in the Lakes will then be determined mainly by the magnitude of atmospheric inputs to the Lake. The concentrations of PCBs in rainfall were found to be as high on Beaver Island as in Chicago. Results obtained from the simultaneous sampling of air and precipitation indicate that PCBs are present in the atmosphere as vapor as well as being present on particulates. This result raises doubts as to the validity of results for the dry deposition of PCBs obtained from the use of collectors covered with mineral oil or other non-polar liquid. PCB concentrations in the parts per billion range obtained from gas samples from a vented sanitary landfill, indicate that PCB containing materials incorporated into landfills may be an important source of PCBs to the atmosphere.
"Grant no. R803915." "July 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-27).