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RECORD NUMBER: 799 OF 4331
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of suspected environmental contamination of the Hemlock, Michigan, area.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region V.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, Toxic Substances Offices,|
|Report Number||EPA-905-R-80-101; EPA 905-4-80-009|
|Subjects||Pollution--Michigan--Hemlock Area. ; Hemlock (Mich.)|
|Additional Subjects||Aquifers ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Sampling ; Water supply ; Potable water ; Pesticides ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Lead(Metal) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Soils ; Tissues(Biology) ; Bioassay ; Bromine organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Michigan ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/bromo ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Hemlock(Michigan)|
|Collation||ii, 71 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Environmental Protection Agency conducted an investigation in the Hemlock, Michigan area to determine if a chemical contamination problem existed there. This investigation was prompted by complaints of human and animal health problems in that area, which were alleged to be due to toxicants in aquifers used for drinking water supplies. In this study approximately ninety samples, including water, soil, animal tissues, and household dust samples, were analyzed for a wide variety of parameters. Tests conducted on the samples included arsenic, cadmium, lead, bromide, chloride, PCBs, PBBs, pesticides, dioxin, and GC/MS scans for organics. No evidence of a chemical contamination problem in the Hemlock, Michigan area was found.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-62).