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PCB concentrations in Pere Marquette River and Muskegon River watersheds, 2002

Open-File Report 2004-1088

Prepared in cooperation with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
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Abstract

Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) are a class of209 individual compounds (known as congeners) for which there are no known natural sources. PCBs are carcinogenic and bioaccumulative compounds. For over 40 years, PCBs were manufactured in the United States. The flame resistant property of PCBs made them ideal chemicals for use as flame-retardants, and as coolants and lubricants in transformers and other electrical equipment. PCBs were also used in heating coils, carbonless paper, degreasers, varnishes, lacquers, waterproofing material, and cereal boxes. In addition, they were frequently used in the manufacturing of plastics, adhesives, and paints.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
PCB concentrations in Pere Marquette River and Muskegon River watersheds, 2002
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2004-1088
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Michigan Water Science Center
Description:
28 p.
Number of Pages:
30
Time Range Start:
2002-01-01
Time Range End:
2002-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Michigan
Other Geospatial:
Pere Marquette River;Muskegon River