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Occurrence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) on Suspended Sediment in the Donna Canal, Hidalgo County, Texas, 1999-2001

Fact Sheet 016-02

In cooperation with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
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Abstract

Some fish in the Donna Canal contain PCBs at levels that might pose a risk to human health if the fish are eaten. Early attempts to locate the source of PCBs in the canal were unsuccessful. An innovative method of sampling and analyzing suspended sediment helped scientists detect PCBs in suspended sediment and narrowed the probable PCB source area(s) from the entire 11-kilometer canal to a 600-meter reach.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Occurrence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) on Suspended Sediment in the Donna Canal, Hidalgo County, Texas, 1999-2001
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
016-02
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
HTML Document; Report: 4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Hidalgo County
Other Geospatial:
Donna Canal