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This document contains information on 118 entries (each entry is a different chemical substance and a separate file). The topics include different chemicals, chemical combinations, and a few related topics.

Combination entries include various mixtures such as petroleum products. The entries include:

  • The 30 entries covering the oil products most commonly spilled into fresh and marine waters of the U.S., according to EPA.
  • The 63 entries covering other oil-related topics. These topics include compounds found in oil products as well as general oil topics such as oil spills, petroleum general, total petroleum hydrocarbons, and combination topics such as BTEX compounds (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, and Xylene compounds) and PAHs in general.
  • Cyanide, high priority metals, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs/chlorinated organic solvents).

In addition to the 118 entry files on chemical substances, there is one file for References Cited ("REFERENC" file), and one file for Synonyms ("SYNONYMS" file).

The following file names are used. Once you have identified the file of interest, go to the Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia Listing, and click on the file of interest (Adobe Acrobat Files end in the extension ".pdf"):

FILE NAME: ENTRY NAME:
ACENAPHT Acenaphthene
ACENAPYL Acenaphthylene
ALKANES Alkanes
ALKYLPAH PAHs, Alkyl Homologues of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
ANTHRACE Anthracene
ARSENIC Arsenic
ASPHALT Asphalt
BENZENE Benzene
BENZOAFL Benzo(a)fluoranthene
BENZOANT Benzo(a)anthracene
BENZOAPY Benzo(a)pyrene
BENZOBFL Benzo(b)fluoranthene
BENZOEPY Benzo(e)pyrene
BENZOGHI Benzo(g,h,i)perylene
BENZOJFL Benzo(j)fluoranthene
BENZOKFL Benzo(k)fluoranthene
BERYLLIU Beryllium
BIPHENYL Biphenyl
BTEXCMPD BTEX and BTEX Compounds (BTX, Analyses which Include Emphasis on Combinations of Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, and Xylene compounds)
CADMIUM Cadmium
CARBTET Carbon Tetrachloride (Tetrachloromethane)
CHROMIUM Chromium, General
CHROM_3 Chromium III (trivalent chromium)
CHROM_6 Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium)
CHRYSENE Chrysene
CHRYS_C1 Chrysene, C1-
CHRYS_C2 Chrysene, C2-
CHRYS_C3 Chrysene, C3-
CHRYS_C4 Chrysene, C4-
COALTAR Coal Tar
COPPER Copper
CRUDEOIL Crude Oil
CYANIDE Cyanide
DIBENZAH Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
DIBENZOT Dibenzothiophene
DIBENZC1 Dibenzothiophene, C1-
DIBENZC2 Dibenzothiophene, C2-
DIBENZC3 Dibenzothiophene, C3-
DICHLORA Dichloroethane-1,2 (CAS number 107-06-2)
DICHLORY Dichloroethylene-1,1 (DCE;Vinylidene chloride;1,1-Dichloroethene;CAS number 75-35-4)
DIESEL Diesel Oil, General
DIESEL1 Diesel Oil #1
DIESEL2 Diesel Oil #2
DIESEL4 Diesel Oil #4
ETHYLBEN Ethylbenzene
FLUO&PY1 Fluoranthene/pyrene, C1-
FLUORANT Fluoranthene
FLUORENE Fluorene
FLUOR_C1 Fluorene, C1-
FLUOR_C2 Fluorene, C2-
FLUOR_C3 Fluorene, C3-
FUELOIL Fuel Oil, General
FUELOI2G Fuel Oil Number 2, General
FUELOI2H Fuel Oil Number 2 - Heating Oil
FUELOIL4 Fuel Oil Number 4
FUELOIL5 Fuel Oil Number 5
FUELOIL6 Fuel Oil Number 6
FUEL6LAP LAPIO (Low-API gravity fuel oil, a Heavy Type of #6 Fuel Oil)
GASOLINE Gasoline, General
GASADD Gasoline Additives
GASCAS Gasoline, Casinghead
GASLEAD Gasoline, Leaded
GASUNLEA Gasoline, Unleaded
INDEN123 Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene
JETFUEL Jet Fuel, General
JET_A Jet Fuel A (Jet A)
JET4JP4 Jet Fuel 4 (JP-4)
JET5JP5 Jet Fuel 5 (JP-5)
JET8JP8 Jet Fuel 8 (JP-8)
KEROSENE Kerosene (JP-1, Fuel Oil Number 1)
LEAD Lead
MERCURY Mercury
MINOIL Mineral Oil (General plus Pharmaceuticals)
MINSPIRI Mineral Spirits (Mineral Oil Spirits)
MTBE (t-butyl methyl ether, Methyl tertiary butyl ether, Methyl-Tert-Butyl-Ether, CAS number 1634-04-4)
NAP167TR Naphthalene, 1,6,7-Trimethyl-
NAP1METH Naphthalene, 1-Methyl-
NAP235TR Naphthalene, 2,3,5-Trimethyl-
NAP26DIM Naphthalene, 2,6-Dimethyl-
NAP2MET Naphthalene, 2-Methyl-
NAPHTHAL Naphthalene
NAP_C1 Naphthalene, C1-
NAP_C2 Naphthalene, C2-
NAP_C3 Naphthalene, C3-
NAP_C4 Naphthalene, C4-
NICKEL Nickel
OIL&GREA Oil and Grease
OILNEW Oil, New or Unused Motor Oil
OILUSED Oil, Used Motor Oil (Used Crankcase Oil)
OILSPILL Oil Spills (Petroleum Hydrocarbon Spills)
PAHS PAHs as a group (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
PCP Pentachlorophenol (PCP,CAS number 87-86-5)
PERYLENE Perylene
PETROLEU Petroleum, General
PH&AN_C1 Phenanthrene/anthracene, C1- (C1 Phenanthrenes + C1 Anthracenes)
PH&AN_C2 Phenanthrene/anthracene, C2- (C2 Phenanthrenes + C2 Anthracenes)
PH&AN_C3 Phenanthrene/anthracene, C3- (C3 Phenanthrenes + C3 Anthracenes)
PH&AN_C4 Phenanthrene/anthracene, C4- (C4 Phenanthrenes + C4 Anthracenes)
PHEN1MET Phenanthrene, 1-Methyl (1-Methylphenanthrene)
PHENANTH Phenanthrene
PYRENE Pyrene
REFERENC References (A list of references cited). This is not a contaminant entry, but access this file to determine the identity of references given as numbers in brackets throughout the document.
SELENIUM Selenium
SILVER Silver
STRONTIU Strontium
SYNONYMS Synonyms
TETRACHL Tetrachloroethylene (Tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,2,2-; Perchloroethylene;PERC; Tetrachloroethene; CAS number 127-18-4)
TCE Trichloroethylene (Trichloroethene,TCE, CAS number 79-01-6)
TOLUENE Toluene
TPH Petroleum Hydrocarbons expressed as Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH or TPHC)
TRICHLOA Trichloroethane, 1,1,1-(1,1,1-Trichloroethane,methyl chloroform,CAS number 71-55-6)
TURPENTI Turpentine
URANIUM Uranium
VANADIUM Vanadium
VINYLCHL Vinyl Chloride (VC,CAS number 75-01-4)
XYLENE_M Xylene, m-
XYLENE_O Xylene, o-
XYLENE_P Xylene, p-
XYLENES Xylenes, Total
ZINC Zinc

Notes:

In some versions of this product, some of the underlined spaces in the file names were the "&" sign. For example, the file name PH_AN_C1 was PH&AN_C1 in certain versions.

PCBs, Pesticides, Dioxins, Dibenzofurans, and various other high priority contaminants (such as various organochlorines) were not included in this distribution because of funding and time constraints. The 118 chemical substance files chosen for finalization were chosen based on funding sources (which emphasized oil topics) as well as the editors' ability to update and finalize files in the standard format within a reasonable period of time. Updating and finalizing complex summaries for PCBs, Dioxins, and the many pesticides of concern would have been another large project.

The current document is the result of staff efforts to pull together a usable product as a part-time effort of one professional assisted by the part-time efforts of several graduate students. In the absence of continued funding, it was decided to disseminate the information compiled to date on 118 substances for the benefit of potential users.

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