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Main Title Investigation of the Pollution and Sanitary Conditions of the Potomac Watershed with Special Reference to Self Purification and the Sanitary Condition of Shellfish in the Lower Potomac River.
Author Cummin, Hugh S. ;
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1916
Report Number Hygienic Lab-Bull-104;
Stock Number PB-228 973
Additional Subjects Stream pollution ; Potomac River ; Shellfish ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water quality data
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 973 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 264p
Sewage polluting the Potomac River caused water-borne diseases, such as typhoid fever caused by eating raw oysters taken from the extensive and valuable oyster beds which extend from Lower Cedar Point, about 65 miles below the sewer outlets of Washington, to the mouth of the river, which is about 100 miles below the outlets. The investigations of the watershed below Washington in the report requires a very intensive survey, involving water examinations both bacteriologically and chemically, the samples to be taken regularly at many sampling points along the river.