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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Parking Lot Dust and Pavement Runoff Receptor Sites in Augusta, Maine

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-09-22
End Date
2016-09-30

Citation

Culbertson, C.W., 2019, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in parking lot dust and pavement runoff receptor sites in Augusta, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M90740.

Summary

The dataset includes results from the analysis of sediments and solids collected from receptor sites receiving runoff from adjacent parking lots and other paved surfaces. Receptor sites include parking lot catch basins, retention ponds, drainage ditches, and storm-water discharge zones in streams and rivers. Samples were analyzed for percent moisture content and concentrations of 17 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Priority Pollutant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Samples collected from parking lot sweepings (dust) also were analyzed for the same suite of 17 PAH compounds.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Charles W Culbertson
Originator :
Charles W Culbertson
Metadata Contact :
Charles W Culbertson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
New England Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Environmental Health
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Parking Lot Dust and Pavement Runoff Receptor Sites in Augusta, Maine.xml
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USGS_NWIS_Parameter Code Definitions.csv 5.41 KB
NWIS_CoalTar_PAH_Datafile_output (1).csv 12.48 KB

Purpose

This study was initiated as a screening assessment for the presence of PAHs in urban sediment and particulate material from receptor sites associated with paved surfaces. The paved surfaces had contrasting histories of coal-tar-based pavement sealant applications.

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