Chemical quality of water and sediments, Kearny Marsh              
               
SEDIMENT ANALYSIS              
Data from Table 3 of Langan Report on Kearny Marsh              
Sampled April and May, 1999              
               
Sample Location/ID       W5 W5A W5B W5C
Depth feet Ontario Aquatic     0-0.5 0.5-1 1.5-2 2.5-3
  Sediment Criterion            
Sampling Date LEL (lowest effects limit) SEL (severe effects limit) Units 5/26/99 4/29/99 4/29/99 4/29/99
               
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS              
Methylene Choride     mg/kg ND 0.0146 0.0194 0.0241
Total Xylenes     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
               
VOLATILE ORGANIC TICs              
Acetone     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Substituted benzene     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unknown alkane     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unknown     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unknown aliphatic     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unkown cyclic hydrocarbon     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unknown hydrocarbon     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Unknown aromatic     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
               
               
SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS              
Di-n-butyl phthalate     mg/kg 1.29 ND ND 17.6
Phenanthrene     mg/kg        
Flouranthene 0.75 1,020 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Pyrene 0.49 850 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Butylbenzylphthalate     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Benzo(a)anthracene 0.32 1480 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
chrysene 0.34 460 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Benzo(b)flouranthene     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Benzo(k)flouranthene 0.24 1,340 mg/kg        
Benzo(a)pyrene 0.37 1,440 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Ideno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 0.2 320 mg/kg        
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene     mg/kg        
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Di-n-octylphthalate     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Benzo(g,h,i)peryene 0.17 320 mg/kg        
Phenol     mg/kg        
               
SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC TICS              
Uknown aromatic     mg/kg ND 3.71 ND ND
Uknown     mg/kg ND ND 1.63 ND
Uknown alkane     mg/kg 16.8 ND 7.62 ND
Vitamin E     mg/kg        
Substituted phthalate     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
               
TOTAL PCBs     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
               
PESTICIDES              
alpha-Chlordane     mg/kg        
gamma-Chlordane     mg/kg        
4,4'-DDD 0.008 6 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
4.4'-DDT 0.008 71 mg/kg        
Aldrin 0.002 8 mg/kg        
4,4'-DDE 0.005 19 mg/kg        
Endrin Ketone     mg/kg        
               
METALS              
Antimony     mg/kg        
Arsenic 6 33 mg/kg 37.8 3.64 3.83 12
Berylium     mg/kg        
Cadmiun 0.6 10 mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Chromium 26 110 mg/kg 110 11 4.13 13.8
Copper 16 110 mg/kg 134 22.4 11.2 29.3
Lead 31 250 mg/kg 380 46.4 14 5.84
Mercury 0.2 2 mg/kg 0.99 0.1176 0.029 0.054
Nickel 16 75 mg/kg 52.9 7 4.38 8.85
Selenium     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Silver     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Thalium     mg/kg        
Zinc 120 820 mg/kg 492 73.2 73.2 21.3
               
               
WET CHEMISTRY              
Cyanide     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Phenol     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Total petroleum Hydrocarbons     mg/kg 843 189 52.6 121
Corrosivity as pH     S.U 7.43 7.08 6.74 6.68
Total organic carbons     mg/kg 20000 46000 45000 48000

Last Updated on 5/4/00
By TARA