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Peel-Caribou Staging Area, Yukon Territory: Assessment and remediation of DDT and other contaminants along a riverbank

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2003

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Dodd, M., Hartshorne, B., Liebau, W., and Seaman, R., 2003, Peel-Caribou Staging Area, Yukon Territory: Assessment and remediation of DDT and other contaminants along a riverbank: Polar Record, v. 39, no. 211, p. 347-355.

Summary

The Peel-Caribou Staging Area, located along the Peel River, northern Yukon Territory, was used for exploratory drilling activities during the mid-1960s. Following abandonment of the project in 1975, waste materials were buried in a pit on site. An encroachment of the river on the waste pit in 1994 exposed the debris along with soils contamiated by DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)ethane), metals, hydrocarbons, and dichloromethane. The results of subsurface drilling in April 2000 and contaminants analyses, along with data from a geophysical investigation, indicated contaminated soils and debris were located in a 2-metre thick layer below the high-water mark of the riverbank, with an overburden of soil varying in depths [...]

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4001 records
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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1017/S003224740300295X
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0032-2474, 0032-2474

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