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PUBLICATION: Ghosh lab reveals Major PCB Source in DC river

Congratulations to Dr. Upal Ghosh, Professor, Nathalie Lombard, Ph.D. post-doctoral researcher and Mandar Bokare, Ph.D. Environmental Engineering '22 and colleagues for the publication of recent work on source tracking in the Anacostia River, Washington DC.

Codeployment of Passive Samplers and Mussels Reveals Major Source of Ongoing PCB Inputs to the Anacostia River in Washington, DC is published in the ACS Publication, Environmental Science & Technology (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.2c06646). Novelty of the present study includes the paired deployment of passive sampling with biomonitoring as dual lines of evidence to identify ongoing dissolved PCB sources and demonstrate a path to integrate passive sampling in remedial investigations through an active collaboration with a regulatory agency and a federal stakeholder for the site.

This research along with an interview with Dr. Ghosh is featured in a recent news article in the Bay Journal emphasizing the need to control the polluting source ( https://www.bayjournal.com/news/pollution/plan-to-clean-up-toxic-hot-spots-in-dc-s-anacostia-river-faces-upstream-threats/article_68b0c49a-7587-11ed-8c5e-5f7782faf58d.html)

Posted: January 25, 2023, 10:20 AM