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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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Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of ...
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.
Emerging Contaminants – Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) ...
This fact sheet, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), provides a brief summary of the emerging contaminants perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA),
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Contaminants and Industrial Processes Research | Water ...2014-09-22
EPA research aims to understand risks posed by chemicals, uncertainties of chemical transformations in the environment, and inadequacies in monitoring exposures and effects.
Chemical and Microbial Risk Research | Water Research | US ...2014-09-22
EPA researches water contaminants in order to promote safe recreational waters; maintain healthy water resources, and prepare for potential terrorist threats
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QAPP for Assessment of the fate of contaminants in hydraulic ...
This QAPP describes the technical details and associated quality assurance and quality control procedures for the wastewater treatability studies.
QAPP: Fate, Transport, and Characterization of Contaminants ...
Document page for QAPP on Fate, transport, and characterization of contaminants in hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment processes.
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Fish Contaminant Survey
Technical report assessing chemical pollution in fish, the potential health risks from eating those fish based on samples collected 1996 - 1998 from tribal fishing waters in WA, OR, ID.
Lead Contamination Control and Asbestos Information Acts of ...
EPA press release - Nov. 1, 1988 on President Reagan signing Lead Contamination Control & Asbestos Information Acts of 1988, and Fact sheets w/ Section-by-Section Analysis of laws
President Signs Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments
EPA press release - June 20, 1986 on President Ronald Reagan's signing the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, and fact sheet describing details of SDWA Amendments.
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Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination2014-09-22
EPA Region 10 National Priority List site near Pocatello, Idaho - Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination
Contaminants and Industrial Processes Research
EPA research aims to understand risks posed by chemicals, uncertainties of chemical transformations in the environment, and inadequacies in monitoring exposures and effects.
Libby Asbestos OU4 Data Summary Report: Nature and ...
Data summarizes 2012 report to characterize the nature and extent of potential LA contamination in surface water and sediment of the Kootenai River and its major tributaries and evaluate potential ecological and human health risks. Released March 22, 2013.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEP ection ...
report of Region 8 Emerging Contaminants Project Summary
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Key Issues to be Investigated at Case Study Locations | EPA's ...2014-09-22
EPA page that has selected seven case studies located in various formations locations across the country.
Contaminants of Emerging Concern | Contaminants of ...
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Drinking Water Contaminants | Drinking Water Contaminants ...
Drinking Water Contaminants
Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Site | Region 5 ...2014-09-18
Contacts, updates, technical documents, public meetings for Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Site in Evansville, IN.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) | EPA2014-09-05
IRIS is a human health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants.
ERLN Water Focus Area
The Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA), within Environmental Response Laboratory Network, maintains analytical capability and capacity in the event of intentional and unintentional water contamination with chemical, biological and radiochemical contaminants.
Children's Environmental Health Research
Conducted in-house, with our federal partners like NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS), and by external researchers through a research grants program administered through the agency’s Office of Research & Development.

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