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       W9 W9A W9B W9C
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 0.0189 0.0319 0.0411
Total Xylenes     mg/kg 0.00572 ND ND ND
               
VOLATILE ORGANIC TICs              
Acetone     mg/kg        
Substituted benzene     mg/kg 0.0399 0.0106 0.0186 ND
Unknown alkane     mg/kg 0.5079 0.012 ND ND
Unknown     mg/kg 0.0642 0.0106 ND ND
Unknown aliphatic     mg/kg 0.0808 ND ND ND
Unkown cyclic hydrocarbon     mg/kg 0.1934 ND ND ND
Unknown hydrocarbon     mg/kg 0.1122 ND ND ND
Unknown aromatic     mg/kg 0.382 ND ND ND
               
               
SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS              
Di-n-butyl phthalate     mg/kg ND 0.273 ND ND
Phenanthrene     mg/kg 1.12 ND ND ND
Flouranthene 0.75 1,020 mg/kg 1.97 0.405 ND ND
Pyrene 0.49 850 mg/kg 2.42 0.364 ND ND
Butylbenzylphthalate     mg/kg        
Benzo(a)anthracene 0.32 1480 mg/kg 1.37 0.4 ND ND
chrysene 0.34 460 mg/kg 1.93 0.344 ND ND
Benzo(b)flouranthene     mg/kg 2.25 0.585 ND ND
Benzo(k)flouranthene 0.24 1,340 mg/kg 0.986 0.256 ND ND
Benzo(a)pyrene 0.37 1,440 mg/kg 2.24 0.556 ND ND
Ideno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 0.2 320 mg/kg 1.22 0.407 ND ND
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene     mg/kg 0.476 ND ND ND
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate     mg/kg 4.97 ND ND ND
Di-n-octylphthalate     mg/kg        
Benzo(g,h,i)peryene 0.17 320 mg/kg 1.54 0.499 ND ND
Phenol     mg/kg        
               
SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC TICS              
Uknown aromatic     mg/kg 41.98 ND 6.7 ND
Uknown     mg/kg ND 4.7 ND ND
Uknown alkane     mg/kg 8.48 ND 22.64 ND
Vitamin E     mg/kg        
Substituted phthalate     mg/kg        
               
TOTAL PCBs     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
               
PESTICIDES              
alpha-Chlordane     mg/kg 0.0415 0.00645 ND ND
gamma-Chlordane     mg/kg 0.0495 0.0071 ND ND
4,4'-DDD 0.008 6 mg/kg ND 0.00968 ND ND
4.4'-DDT 0.008 71 mg/kg        
Aldrin 0.002 8 mg/kg 1.29 ND ND ND
4,4'-DDE 0.005 19 mg/kg 0.011 ND ND ND
Endrin Ketone     mg/kg 0.0183 ND ND ND
               
METALS              
Antimony     mg/kg        
Arsenic 6 33 mg/kg 28.3 6.64 5.49 4.27
Berylium     mg/kg 0.873 ND ND ND
Cadmiun 0.6 10 mg/kg 15 6.79 1.54 ND
Chromium 26 110 mg/kg 5950 91.5 174 30.7
Copper 16 110 mg/kg 478 167 67 31.6
Lead 31 250 mg/kg 1070 414 62.6 70.1
Mercury 0.2 2 mg/kg 20.5 158 7 0.43
Nickel 16 75 mg/kg 114 39.8 17.5 11.6
Selenium     mg/kg        
Silver     mg/kg 1.62 1.16 ND ND
Thalium     mg/kg 0.421 ND ND ND
Zinc 120 820 mg/kg 2090 1660 750 235
               
               
WET CHEMISTRY              
Cyanide     mg/kg 5.37 ND ND ND
Phenol     mg/kg ND ND ND ND
Total petroleum Hydrocarbons     mg/kg 2110 757 1070 759
Corrosivity as pH     S.U 6.51 7.57 7.43 7.4
Total organic carbons     mg/kg 46000 34000 64000 82000

Last Updated on 5/4/00
By TARA