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Contaminants  Any element, substance, compound, or mixture that, after release into the environment and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation, or assimilation into any organism, will or may reasonably be anticipated to cause illness, death, or deformation in any organism. The definition of pollutant or contaminant specifically excludes petroleum and natural gas. -  From RCRA Orientation Manual 2008 Glossary
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Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) and Regulatory Determination
Learn about EPA's drinking water contaminant candidate list and regulatory determinations.
Monitoring Unregulated Drinking Water Contaminants
Provides the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule requirements and the monitoring results (data).
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Contaminants at Superfund Sites
This page provides links to other pages about specific contaminants at Superfund sites.
11/23/2015: Settlement with EPA to Address TCE ...2015-11-27
... News Releases By Date. Settlement with EPA to Address TCE Contamination
at Former Toastmaster Manufacturing Facility in Macon, Mo. ...
Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)
An online database that provides information about chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants of concern for water security.
Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern
This page links to fact sheets summarizing contaminants of concern and emerging contaminants that present unique issues and challenges to the environmental community in general and to FFRRO in particular.
Region 8 Superfund Technical Guidance: Estimating Site-Specific Exposure to Contaminants in Indoor Dust
Regional guidance provides a basic mathematical approach for estimating site-specific exposure from contaminants in indoor dust.
Region 8 Superfund Technical Guidance: Evaluating and Identifying Contaminants of Concern for Human Health
Regional guidance intended to clarify the evaluation process for selecting contaminants of concern for the human health risk baseline risk assessment process at Superfund sites. Sep. 1994
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Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination2015-11-27
EPA Region 10 National Priority List site near Pocatello, Idaho - Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination
Biological Pollutants' Impact on Indoor Air Quality
Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust, mites, cockroaches, and pollen.
11/16/2015: Final agreement to study contamination at Smurfit ...2015-11-22
... water to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the ... the former
integrated pulp and paper mill contains various contaminants of concern ...
How EPA Regulates Drinking Water Contaminants
This page describes the EPA's methods and processes of regulating contaminants in drinking water.
BIOPLUME II, Computer Model of Two-Dimensional Contaminant Transport under the Influence of Oxygen Limited Biodegradation in Ground Water
BIOPLUME II is a simulation that computes concentrations of dissolved hydrocarbon under the influence of oxygen-limited biodegradation in an aquifer.
11/23/2015: Settlement with EPA to Address TCE ...2015-11-26
... Waste. Settlement with EPA to Address TCE Contamination at Former
Toastmaster Manufacturing Facility in Macon, Mo. ...
Contaminants of Concern (COC) at Underground Storage Tank (UST) Sites
Learn about contaminants of concern and cleanup levels at underground storage tank (UST) releases.
Contaminant Characterization of Effluent from Pennsylvania Brine Treatment, Inc., Josephine Facility: Implications for Disposal of Oil and Gas Flowback Fluids from Brine Treatment Plants
EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Technical Workshop 3, Fate and Transport, March 28-29, 2011, EPA Potomac Yards Conference Facility.
Studies of Fish Contamination
This page contains information about and links to Fish Contamination Studies performed by EPA and other agencies.
Indicators: Fish Tissue Contaminants
Fish tissue contaminants are indicators of toxic chemicals in the water. Mercury, PCBs, chlordane and DDT concentrate in fish and pose health risks to people and animals that consume them.
Six-Year Review 2 Contaminant Occurrence Data (1998-2005)
In March 2010, EPA announced the review results for the Agency’s second Six-Year Review. EPA analyzed occurrence data for the Six-Year Review 2 for 69 regulated contaminants, using data provided by 47 states or primacy agencies.
ACE Environments and Contaminants
Trends in pollutants that can affect children?s health (air pollutants, drinking water contaminants, pesticides, land contaminants, climate change)
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