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Projects: Chlordane and other Pesticide Remediation on Urban Connecticut Site

Project Site
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Organization
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station  
Contact Person
Jason C. White, PH.D., jason.white@ct.gov

I have just gained access to this site. In 1968, chlordane was applied to a known area. Residual levels are around 5ppm but because of the urban location, 1ppm total DDX (DDT,DDE,DDD) and a number of PAHs are also present. I grew several cutlivars of zucchini and squash, as well as hybridized and backcrossed individuals of each. Zucchini has been shown to accumulate certain weathered persistent organic pollutants whereas squash does not. No results are yet available for this first year of the trial.

Project Durarion
in progress since May, 2010
Project Media
clay
Contaminant categories
PAH’s and TPH - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, POP’s- Persistent Organic Pollutants
Health/exposure concerns
There are many health concerns over pesticide residues in soil and groundwater.
Phytotechnology mechanism
phytoextraction
Plant Species
Cucurbita pepo ssp pepo (Zucchini) and also Squash sp as control and for hybridizing
Remediation Enhancing Additives
none
Project Scale
Pilot Scale
Remediation Location
In Situ
Project Costs
Incorporated under budget for Res. Facility
Secondary Value/Uses for Project Land and Plants
other

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