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Main Title Fluoride Pollution in the Flathead County, Montana.
Author Harris, Jr., Robert L. ;
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental Specialists, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Colo. Div. of Air and Water Programs.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-68-02-1343; EPA/908/1-74/002;
Stock Number PB-255 554
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Aluminum industry ; Montana ; Fluorides ; Fluoride poisoning ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Industrial plants ; Vegetation ; Soils ; Statistical data ; Exposure ; Meteorological data ; Data acquisition ; Flathead County(Montana)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-255 554 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 163p
Abstract An aluminum reduction plant began operation in Flathead County, Montana, near Columbia Falls in 1955. A consequence of the electrolytic reduction process used in the plant is the generation of gaseous and particulate fluoride air pollutants. In 1957 foliage injury symptomatic of excessive accumulation of fluoride was identified in the vicinity of the plant. Following plant expansions, visible injury to flora was detected in the southwestern part of Glacier National Park, which at its nearest point is about 6 miles northeast of the aluminum plant. The report discusses meteorological and air quality investigations conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, along with extensive investigations of fluoride accumulation in indigenous vegetation in the area.
PUB Date Free Form Sep 74
Category Codes 13B; 68A
NTIS Prices PC A08/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326622828
Origin NTIS
Type CAT