Accession Number:

ADA232735

Title:

Polychlorinated Biphenyl Levels in the Saginaw Confined Disposal Facility during Disposal Operations, Fall 1987

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

Pond water samples were collected from the Saginaw confined disposal facility CDF, Saginaw, MI, during late summer and early fall 1987 and were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs, suspended sediments and ammonia nitrogen. During this period, sediments from the Saginaw River was dredged and disposed in the Saginaw CDF. The perimeter dikes at the Saginaw CDF have a prepared limestone core that was designed to be permeable, Effluent monitoring is not practical because the discharge through permeable dikes is diffuse and is quickly diluted to background concentrations. This study, therefore, focused on collection of influent and pond water samples during disposal operations, and on the use of PCB concentrations in pond water samples to estimate the amount of PCB entering the dike and possibly being released from the CDF.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE