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Title: PCB content of sediments collected at Manistique Harbor, Michigan
Authors: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Gustavson, Karl.
Keywords: Manistique River
Manistique Harbor
Polychlorinated biphenyl
Wood waste
Wood processing
Sediment analysis
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 14-2.
Description: Technical Note
Summary: Sediments at the Manistique River and Harbor Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC) were analyzed to evaluate the influence of wood waste on polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content in sediment. Sediments were fractionated by density and size to isolate the wood waste, fine organic, and mineral fractions of the sediment. Results showed that the primary repository of PCBs was the coarse wood waste fraction. This suggests that the wood waste is a target for remediation and helps explain the observation of sporadic, high concentrations seen in previous site sampling. The origins of the wood waste material and the location and length of the association between the contamination and the wood warrants further investigation.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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