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Contaminants in Vactor Truck Wastes

Publication number Date Published
93-e49April 1993
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Author(s) Serdar, D.
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology is currently developing guidelines for the disposal of wastes generated by stormwater maintenance activities. This study characterizes contaminants in wastes removed from catch basins.

Decanted water and sediment samples were collected in 1991 and 1992 from vactor trucks operating in residential and commercial areas of Snohomish County and industrial areas of Seattle. Samples were analyzed for conventional water quality variables, physical characteristics, cyanide, metals, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, total petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated pesticides, and PCBs.
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Keywords recommendations, organics, samples, county, hydrocarbons, guidelines, toxics, toxicity, metals, pesticides, contaminant, study, water, water quality, sediment, zinc, stormwater, PCBs, petroleum, model toxics control act, lead, freshwater sediment, fecal coliform, copper, cyanide, chromium, bacteria
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