METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND EVALUATING THE EXTENT OF NONPOINT SOURCES OF POLLUTANTS

Nonpoint pollution problems associated with silviculture, agriculture, construction and mining are discussed. The report identifies the types of construction activities, the sources of land and water pollution associated with construction practices, and the types of water pollutants generated during construction activities. The physical, chemical, and biological aspects of pollutant transport are discussed, and the status of methods for predicting pollution from construction activities is presented. Sources of water pollution such as clearing, grubbing and pest control, rough grading, and facility construction are considered, and types of pollutants (sediment, chemical pollutant petroleum products, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, organic minerals, metals, construction chemicals, and biological pollutants) are described. Methods of pollutant transport are outlined, and the quantification of pollution is detailed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Air and Water Programs
    New York, NY  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-43019-73-014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM