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Main Title Mercury Residues in Soil Around a Large Coal-Fired Power Plant.
Author Crockett, Alan B. ; Kinnison, Robert R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV. Monitoring Systems Research and Development Div.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-047;
Stock Number PB80-164965
Additional Subjects Soil analysis ; Mercury(Metal) ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Electric power plants ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Air pollution ; Fly ash ; Ponds ; Zeeman effect ; Atomic spectroscopy ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Land pollution ; Coal fired power plants ; Air pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-164965 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5p
Seventy soil samples were collected on a radial grid around the Four Corners power plant. The soil samples were analyzed for total mercury using a Zeeman atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Even though the plant emits 1-2% of all the mercury released by U.S. coal-fired utilities, the soil residue levels near the plant were low and did not differ statistically from background. Relatively high concentrations were found in the samples taken west of the plant near the fly ash ponds and just east of the plant. While the fate of mercury emitted by the plant is not yet known, it is not accumulating in the soil surrounding the plant's environs.