Chemical analysis of sediments and fish from the Mahoning River, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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In July, 1988, the Ohio Department of Health issued a swimming, wading and fish consumption advisory for the Mahoning River between Warren, Ohio and the Pennsylvania border. The advisory was based on analysis of sediments along the river bottom and river banks showing high concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's). Fish from the river were analyzed and found to contain low levels of mirex, phthalate esters and PCBs. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources requested our assistance in determining whether similar levels of sediment and fish contamination have affected the Pennsylvania reach of the river. The Mahoning River originates approximately ten miles southeast of Alliance, Ohio. It flows northwest into Alliance and then northeast into Warren, Ohio. From Warren, it flows generally southeast through the metropolitan Youngstown area and across the Ohio/Pennsylvania border approximately one half mile southeast of Lowellville, Ohio. It continues its southeasterly flow through Pennsylvania for approximately nine miles until joining with the Shenango River to form the Beaver River slightly over one half mile south of New Castle, PA. Sediment and fish samples were taken by the Service and PA DER, respectively, along the Pennsylvania stretch of the Mahoning River in order to determine if contamination pervaded in this section to the same degree as in the Ohio reaches.

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