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Main Title Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey, Overview Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA/822/R-08/14
Stock Number PB2009-105861
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge survey ; Analytes ; Sampling ; Publicly owned treatment works ; Contaminants ; Exposure ; Public health ; Environment ; Toxic pollutants ; Overview report ; Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey (TNSSS)
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NTIS  PB2009-105861 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Abstract Section 405(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and regulate toxic pollutants that may be present in biosolids at levels of concern for public health and the environment. This report provides an overview of the recently conducted Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey (TNSSS). The objective of the survey was to determine which analytes (or chemicals) were present in sewage sludge and obtain national estimates of the concentrations of selected analytes. The information will help the Agency in assessing if exposures may be occurring and whether those levels in sewage sludge may be of concern. The sampling effort collected sewage sludge from 74 randomly selected publicly owned treatment works in 35 states. Samples were collected in 2006 and 2007. The TNSSS Technical Report provides results for 145 analytes, including four anions (nitrite/nitrate, fluoride, waterextractable phosphorus), 28 metals, four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, two semi-volatiles, 11 flame retardants, 72 pharmaceuticals, and 25 steroids and hormones. Some analytes were found in all 84 samples, while others were found in none or only a few of the sewage sludge samples. The results presented in the TNSSS Technical Report do not imply that the concentrations for any analyte are of particular concern to EPA. EPA will use these results to assess potential exposure to these contaminants from sewage sludge.
Supplementary Notes See also PB2009-105862.
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