Distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in surface sediments of Gable Mountain Pond

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Samples of sediments were collected and analyzed to determine the concentration and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Gable Mountain Pond, which is located on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. All samples, with one exception, were found to contain the specific PCB Aroclor 1260, a constituent of the insulating fluid used in electric utility transformers. The highest concentration of PCBs in the pond was found next to the mouth of the inlet pipe. The distribution of PCBs over the pond is consistent with the hypothesis that they entered primarily through the inlet pipe and spread along the length ... continued below

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Riley, R.G.; Prohammer, L.A.; Neitzel, D.A.; Bean, R.M. & Thomas, J.M. January 1, 1986.

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Samples of sediments were collected and analyzed to determine the concentration and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Gable Mountain Pond, which is located on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. All samples, with one exception, were found to contain the specific PCB Aroclor 1260, a constituent of the insulating fluid used in electric utility transformers. The highest concentration of PCBs in the pond was found next to the mouth of the inlet pipe. The distribution of PCBs over the pond is consistent with the hypothesis that they entered primarily through the inlet pipe and spread along the length of the pond in a roughly westerly direction. Concentrations of Arochlor 1260 ranged from 2 to 148 parts per billion, which is roughly two to four orders of magnitude below the regulated upper concentration limit (50 parts per million) for the disposal of PCB-contaminated waste. 19 res., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • Report No.: PNL-5625
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6106179
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1109640

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Riley, R.G.; Prohammer, L.A.; Neitzel, D.A.; Bean, R.M. & Thomas, J.M. Distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in surface sediments of Gable Mountain Pond, report, January 1, 1986; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1109640/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.