Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Environmental Waters

  • ID: 4481366
  • Book
  • 116 pages
  • DEStech Publications, Inc
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  •  US Geological Society and US Environmental Protection Agency collaborative report on the chemical composition of contaminants in US streams
  •  38 US stream waters in 25 states sampled and tested
  •  Methodology, procedure, and sampling details are described
  •  Physical parameters and inorganic results recorded on field sheets for each site
  •  Over 60 references cited for further research

A vast array of chemical compounds are in wide commercial use in the United States, and the potential ecological and human-health effect of exposure to chemical mixtures has been identified as a high priority in environment health science. Awareness of the potential effects of low-level chemical exposures is rising. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conducted a study in which samples were collected from 38 streams in 25 States to provide an overview of contaminants found in stream water across the Nation. Additionally, in this study, biological screening assays were used to help determine any potential ecological or human-health effects these chemical mixtures could cause. Details are provided on the sampling methodology, analytical methodology, quality assurance procedures, and an extensive appendix provides details for each sampling site.

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Acknowledgements
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Methods Used to Characterize the Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Environmental Waters Throughout the United States, 2012–2014

  •  Abstract
  •  Introduction
  •  Methods
  •  Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  •  Results
  •  References Cited

Appendix 1: Example of Protocols Provided to Field Personnel for the Preparation, Collection, Processing, and Shipping of Samples Collected for the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Chemical Mixtures Pilot Study, November 2012–June 2014

Appendix 2: Site-specific Pages Containing Site, Sampling, and Other Basin Information as Well as Physical Parameter and Inorganic Chemical Data Collected at Each Site

  • Abrams Creek near Oakfield, GA
  •  Blue River at Kansas City, MO
  •  C-111 Canal 100 Feet above S-177 near Homestead, FL
  •  Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Lockport, IL
  •  Chisholm Creek near Edmond, OK
  •  Deep Creek at Highway 224, OR
  •  East Branch Perkiomen Creek near Derstines, PA
  •  Enoree Riber at Pelham, SC
  •  Fall Creek near Ithaca, NY
  •  Fishtrap Creek at 1B near Lyndon, WA
  •  Fourmile Creek below Ankeny WWTP Outfall, IA
  •  Hawksbill Creek at Rt. 648 at Springfield, VA
  •  Hillsboro Canal at S-6 near Shawano, FL
  •  Hite Creek at Sleepy Hollow Rd. near Prospect, KY
  •  Hohokus Brook at mouth at Paramus, NJ
  •  Jordan Creek at mouth at Allentown, PA
  •  Mill Creek near Bellepoint, OH
  •  New River near Westmorland, CA
  •  North Dry Creek 2.0 mi southwest of Bridge South of Kearny, NE
  •  North Sylamore Creek near Fifty Six, AR
  •  Penn Swamp Branch near Batsto, NJ
  •  Rio Bairoa at mouth, PR
  •  Rio Fajardo below Fajardo WWTP Outfall, PR
  •  Rush Creek at Highway 303 near Arlington, TX
  •  Sand Run Gulch at Highway 95 crossing near Parma, ID
  •  Santa Ana River below Prado Dam, CA
  •  Sope Creek near Marietta, GA
  •  South Fork Iowa River near New Providence, IA
  •  South Fork Zumbro River below WWTP near Rochester MN
  •  South Platte River near Commerce, CO
  •  Sunrise River Tributary near Lindstrom, MN
  •  Swiftcurrent Creek above Swiftcurrent Lake at Many Glacier, MT
  •  Sycamore Slough at County Line Rd. near Dunnigan, CA
  •  Tembladero Slough at Castroville, CA
  •  Trinity River below Dallas, TX
  •  West Branch Delaware River at South Kortright, NY
  •  West Clear Creek near Camp Verde, AZ
  •  Zollner Creek near Mt. Angel, OR
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