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RECORD NUMBER: 11 OF 16
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|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|
|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.