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Main Title Polychlorinated Dibenzofuran and Related Compounds in an Estuarine Ecosystem.
Author Lake, James L. ; Rogerson, Peter F. ; Norwood, Curtis B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-122 ;ERLN-152;
Stock Number PB82-205964
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Samples ; Narragansett Bay ; Rhode Island ; Aquatic animals ; Sediments ; Reprints ; Dibenzofuran/trichloro ; Ether/tetrachloro-diphenyl
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NTIS  PB82-205964 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
A 2,4,8-trichlorodibenzofuran, a tetrachlorodiphenyl ether, and a trichlorodiphenyl ether have been identified in samples of edible marine organisms and suspended particulate material obtained from Narragansett Bay, RI. Rapid declines in the concentrations of these compounds with increased distance from the highly polluted northern bay strongly suggest an upper-bay source. Comparisons of the characteristics of this contamination with those from known chemical-plant inputs and with those in PCBs, chlorophenols, and wastes from municipal incinerators indicate chemical-plant discharges as the most likely source.