Love Canal Case Study Answers

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Love Canal Case Study The story of the love canal is one of the most environmentally damaging incidents of the 20th century. It’s one story that eventually came to the public eye. But can you imagine how many more toxic dumps there is, that have been forgotten about? We are going to talk about how a state of the art development planned by William T Love in the late 1800’s turned into such a quagmire of highly toxic chemicals. We can view these chemicals on the table below: One of the chemicals of note is Dioxin that is highly carcinogenic. CHEMICALS FOUND AT THE LOVE CANAL* Chemical Water & Leachate Air Soil & Sediment Benzene ID** 522.7 µg/m3 <0.1-0.8 µg/kg α-Benzene Hexachloride 3.2 µg/l 0.002-0.1 µg/m3 ID β-Benzene Hexachloride 38 µg/l 3 µg/m3 ID δ-Benzene Hexachloride 6.9 µg/l 0.4 µg/m3 ID γ-Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) 50 µg/l ID 20 mg/gm Carbon Tetrachloride ID 5.0 µg/m3 Chlorobenzene 10 mg/l 0.1-172 µg/m3 0.4-2.9 µg/kg Chloroform 0.2-3.9 µg/l 0.5-24.0 µg/m3 0.2-2.3 µg/kg Chlorotoluene 75 mg/l 0.008-7650 µg/m3 ID Dichlorobenzene 3 mg/l <0.3-100.5 µg/m3 240 µg/kg Dichloroethane 0.2-4.8 µg/l <0.4-2 µg/kg Dichlorotoluene 95 µg/l <18-74 µg/m3 1,3-Hexachlorobutadiene (c-46) 22-114 µg/m3 Pentachlorobenzene 2.5 mg/l 0.5 mg/m3 58 µg/kg Tetrachlorobenzene 5 mg/l 0.01-74 µg/m3 11-100 µg/kg Tetrachloroethylene <0.3-0.8 µg/l <0.2-52 µg/m3 <0.3 µg/kg Tetrachlorotoluene 1 mg/l <0.01-0.97 µg/m3 ID Trichlorobenzene 52 µg/m3 0.03-84 µg/m3 34-64 µg/kg

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