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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Regulations and Standards, Criteria and Standards Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Lead.,
  • Water quality -- Standards -- United States.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- United States.

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Other titlesAmbient water quality criteria for lead - 1984.
StatementU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratories, Duluth, Minnesota, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
ContributionsEnvironmental Research Laboratory (Duluth, Minn.), Environmental Research Laboratory (Narragansett, R.I.)
LC ClassificationsQH90 .57L5
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 81 p. ;
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16140765M

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