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Main Title Ambient Concentrations of PCBs in the Southeast from STORET Data and Selected EPA Studies.
Author Bruner, III, R. J. ; Hill., David W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Surveillance and Analysis Div.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/904/9-77/032;
Stock Number PB-276 042
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Chemical analysis ; Aquatic animals ; Tissues(Biology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Water analysis ; Lake Weiss ; Lake Hartwell ; Residues ; Sediments ; Samples ; Monitoring ; Pesticides ; North Carolina ; South Carolina ; Alabama ; Tennessee ; Kentucky ; Mississippi ; Georgia ; Florida ; Big Cypress Swamp ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Water quality ; Water pollution detection ; Bioaccumulation ; Pesticide residues ; Southeast region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 042 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 28p
The PCB problem in the southeast came to light in 1976 with the discovery of high concentration of PCBs in fish tissues collected from Lakes Weiss and Hartwell. Tissue, sediment and water data from these lakes are reported and analyzed. Big Cypress Swamp data are presented and analyzed to determine background concentrations of PCBs in areas remote from human activities. STORET data for the states of NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, TN and KY were analyzed and all stations having one or more concentrations greater than 100 micrograms/kg PCBs in sediments and 0.1 microgram/liter in whole water are reported and potential problem areas are defined. The extent of the PCB problem is evaluated and recommendations are made regarding future sampling needs.