What did you find?
This study confirmed that most of the organic wastewater contaminants
could be measured at low levels in many streams in susceptible areas
(downstream from probable major sources). Although some (14) of the
95 chemicals analyzed for have drinking water standards or other human
or ecological health criteria, they were exceeded in very few samples.
The study also shows that at most locations the compounds exist in mixtures
of many compounds. We would not consider the results to be surprising;
rather, the study is the beginning of the long-term process of characterizing
the distribution of these compounds in our Nation's waters.