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EPA Region 5 EDQLs - Sed


The EDQL reference database consists of Region 5 media-specific (soil, water, sediment, and air) EDQLs for RCRA Appendix IX hazardous constituents. The EDQLs are initial screening levels with which the site contaminant concentrations can be compared. The EDQLs help to focus the investigation on those areas and chemicals that are most likely to pose an unacceptable risk to the environment. EDQLs also impact the data requirements for the planning and implementation of field investigations. The ecological risk assessment will be further refined based on the initial screening. EDQLs alone are not intended to serve as cleanup levels.