Distribution of pollutants from a new paper plant in southern Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York

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dc.contributor.author McGirr, R. R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Haupt, R. S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Folger, D. W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hoyt, W. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mason, D. L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T18:10:30Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T18:10:30Z
dc.date.issued 1977-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mason, D. L.; Folger, D. W.; Haupt, R. S.; McGirr, R. R.; Hoyt, W. H.; (1977). "Distribution of pollutants from a new paper plant in southern Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York." Environmental Geology 1(6): 341-347. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/46764> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0943-0105 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1432-0495 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/46764
dc.description.abstract From November of 1973 to May of 1974, 15 arrays of sediment traps were placed along 33 km of southern Lake Champlain to sample the distribution of effluent from a large paper plant located on the western shore which had commenced operation in 1971. In the arrays located near the effluent diffuser pipeline as much as 2.3 cm of sediment accumulated, whereas elsewhere in the lake less than 1 cm accumulated. In the area of accelerated accumulation, sediments contained high concentrations of several components used in or derived from paper manufacturing. Values for kaolinite, expressed as the ratio of kaolinite to chlorite, for example, were as high as 1.4, anatase (TiO 2 ) concentrations were as high as 0.8%, organic carbon 8.7%, and phosphorus 254 µg/g; all were more abundant than in sediments collected in traps to the south or north. In surficial bottom sediments collected near each array organic carbon and phosphorus were also higher (4.2% and 127 µg/g respectively) near the diffuser than elsewhere. Thus, the new plant after three years of production measurably affected the composition of suspended sediment and surficial bottom sediment despite the construction and use of extensive facilities to reduce the flow of pollutants to the lake. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag; Springer-Verlag New York Inc. en_US
dc.subject.other Geosciences en_US
dc.subject.other Geology en_US
dc.title Distribution of pollutants from a new paper plant in southern Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Geology and Earth Sciences en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 48105, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 03755, Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother U.S. Geological Survey, 02543, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Office of the Attorney General, State of Vermont, 05602, Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.A. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Geology, University of Delaware, 19711, Newark, Delaware, U.S.A. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/46764/1/254_2006_Article_BF02380502.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02380502 en_US
dc.identifier.source Environmental Geology en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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