Analytical results for As species and related elements in interstitial porewater and sediment from the Maurice River and Union Lake in Vineland, New Jersey

Open-File Report 93-243
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Abstract

Union Lake, the Maurice River, and the Blackwater Branch , a tributary of the Maurice River, all parts of a small watershed near Vineland, New Jersey, are contaminated by arsenic (As) from a local chemical factory (fig. l)(Faust and others, 1987). An indepth study to be used for the design of the remedial action at the Vineland Chemical Co. Superfund site was initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to determine the extent and severity of the contamination. The Vineland Chemical Co. site is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Organic As herbicides were manufactured there from approximately 1949 to the late 1980's. As part of the effort, core samples were collected in the Maurice River close to the chemical factory and from Union Lake, a reservoir approximately seven miles from the factory. This report summarizes the analytical results for As speciation and various constituents in the interstitial porewater and associated sediment from these cores. Because the U.S. Geological Survey has the analytical expertise and necessary equipment, the samples were analyzed in USGS laboratories in Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Analytical results for As species and related elements in interstitial porewater and sediment from the Maurice River and Union Lake in Vineland, New Jersey
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 93-243
DOI 10.3133/ofr93243
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 24 p.
Country United States
State New Jersey
City Millville
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