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Main Title The incidence and severity of sediment contamination in surface waters of the United States : national sediment quality survey /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/823/R-97/006
Stock Number PB98-126063
Subjects Water--Pollution--United States. ; Contaminated sediments--United States. ; Sedimentation and deposition--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Geologic Sediments. ; Water Pollution--United States--statistics ; Geologic Sediments--United States--statistics
Additional Subjects United States ; Sediments ; Watersheds ; Water pollution sources ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Environmental monitoring ; Ecological concentration ; Environmental transport ; Environmental persistence ; Surface waters ; Sampling ; Chemical compounds ; Contaminants ; Environmental surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Regional analysis ; National Sediment Quality Survey ; National Sediment Inventory
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NTIS  PB98-126063 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This report describes the accumulation of chemical contaminants in river, lake, ocean, and estuary bottoms and includes a screening assessment of the potential for associated adverse effects to human and environmental health. It represents the first comprehensive EPA analysis of sediment chemistry and related biological data to assess what is known about the national incidence and severity of sediment contamination. EPA studied available data from sixty-five percent of the 2,111 watersheds in the continental United States and identified ninety-six watersheds that contain 'areas of probable concern.'
"Volume 1 of 3 volumes." "September 1997." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
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