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New York State Bureau of Wildlife State Wildlife Pathologist Site Investigation Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of environmental site investigations conducted by State Wildlife Pathologist, Ward Stone. Investigations relate to a wide variety of environmental issues and sites. Records include correspondence, email, memorandums, toxicology reports and data sheets, contracted test results, maps, specimen chain of custody sheets, newspaper clippings, and color photographs and 35mm slides.
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Quantity:
103 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1971-2007
Bulk Dates:
1982-2004
Series Number:
B2668

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Administrative History

The Wildlife Health Unit, also referred to as the Wildlife Pathology Unit, is one of the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) program areas at the Wildlife Research Center in Delmar, NY. It is responsible for handling and examining deceased animals, as well as diagnosing, monitoring and (when needed) controlling the causes of sickness and death in New York State's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The unit also provides forensic wildlife pathology services to DEC's law enforcement and other agencies; performs field investigations related to the impact of environmental contamination (e.g., oil spills, industrial discharges, pesticide use and misuse, hazardous waste sites and landfills) on wildlife; and conducts original research in the fields of wildlife pathology, physiology, and toxicology.

Ward Stone supervised the DEC Wildlife Pathology Unit for forty years. He joined the DEC in 1969 as a Senior Wildlife Pathologist and became an Associate Wildlife Pathologist in 1970. He was at the forefront of numerous environmental issues and was often interviewed for local newspaper articles and radio programs. He retired from DEC in 2010.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of environmental site investigations conducted by State Wildlife Pathologist, Ward Stone. Records include correspondence, email, memorandums, toxicology reports and data sheets, contracted test results, maps, specimen chain of custody sheets, newspaper clippings, and color photographs and 35mm slides. Investigations relate to a wide variety of sites and issues: Akwasasne, Albany Sanitary Landfill, West Nyack, Centralia, Claverack Landfill, Coeyman’s Hollow, Gloversville Landfill, Gray Squirrel, Canada Goose meat, Basic Creek Reservoir (Albany County), New Paltz Elementary School, Exxon, EPA/GM Wildlife Study, the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES), and PCBs. Additional topics covered include West Nile virus, NYC poisoning cases, lead poisoning, Lyme disease, Abele cut and fil site, Accord Speedway, Cold Spring, levels of chlorinated pesticides, lipids related to the illnesses of correspondents, and the correlation between deaths of Canada Geese and the ingestion of shotgun pellets.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Records in this series was transferred under RDA 22876.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B2668-18
1986-1990 Akwesasne – WPU Correspondence 1 1
1989 Akwesasne – DEC Correspondence 1 2
1989-1990 Akwesasne – Correspondence GM Monthly Reports 1 3
Akwesasne – Sturgeon Report 1 4
Akwesasne – Correspondence Miscellaneous 2 1
Akwesasne – Toxicant Analyses Data Summary Package 2 2
Akwesasne – Correspondence Proposals 2 3
Akwesasne – Correspondence GM Monthly Reports 2 4
1988 Akwesasne - Correspondence GM Monthly Reports 3 2
1985-1989 Akwesasne - Chain of Custody Collection Records & Maps 3 3
1990-1991 Akwesasne - Chain of Custody 3 4
Akwesasne - Correspondence USEPA 3 1
Akwesasne – Chain of Custody WPU Analytical Labs 4 1
Akwesasne – Toxicant Analyses Other Than WPU Data Book 1 4 2
Akwesasne – Toxicant Analyses Other Than WPU Data Book 2 4 3
1971-1973 Akwesasne – Correspondence Meetings & Maps 4 4
Akwesasne – Correspondence Papers on Toxics 5 1
1980-1989 Akwesasne – Correspondence NYSDEC 5 2
1990 Akwesasne – Correspondence NYSDEC 5 3
1991-2006 Akwesasne – Correspondence NYSEDC 5 4
1990-2006 Akwesasne – Correspondence WPU 6 1
Akwesasne – Toxicant Data Current Wildlife 6 2
1985-1987 Akwesasne – Toxicant Analyses 6 3
Akwesasne – Wildlife Summary, Vegetation, Water 6 4
Akwesasne – Dioxin / Dibenozfuran Data 7 1
1985-1988 Akwesasne – Autopsy Reports 7 2
1989-1992 Akwesasne – Autopsy Reports 7 3
Akwesasne – Data on Split Samples 7 4
Akwesasne – Toxicant Data Soils & Sediments 7 5
Akwesasne – Correspondence Budget & Progress Reports 8 1
Akwesasne – Water Summary for Massena 8 2
Akwesasne – Press Coverage 8 3
Akwesasne – Miscellaneous Records & Reports 9 1
St. Lawrence Grasse River Aerial Photos 9 2
St. Lawrence Grasse River System 10 1
1988-1992 Albany – Rapp Road Sanitary Landfill Expansion 10 2
Albany – Sanitary Landfill 10 3
Albany – Sanitary Landfill 10 4
Albany – Sanitary Landfill Appendices 11 1
Albany – Sanitary Landfill Appendices 11 2
1989-1992 ALCOA 11 3
1980-1989 ALCOA – Correspondence General 11 4
1989-1990 ALCOA – Correspondence General 12 1
1990-1991 ALCOA – Correspondence General 12 2
1991 ALCOA – Correspondence General 12 3
ALCOA – Analysis Reports 12 4
ALCOA – Toxicant Analyses 13 1
1989-1996 American Valve – Correspondence General & Press 13 2
American Valve – Miscellaneous Toxicant Analyses 13 3
American Valve – Miscellaneous Toxicant Analyses 13 4
American Valve – Slides, Maps, Chain of Custody, WPU Duplicates, Blanks, Recoveries 14 1
American Valve Mapping 14 2
American Valve – Miscellaneous Reports 14 3
2006-2007 Asian Food Market 15 1
Basic Creek Reservoir 15 2
Bridge Lead – Lift Gate Above Lock #6 Champlain Canal 15 3
1991-2003 Claverack Landfill 16 1
1990-1995 Construction & Debris Dump Fires - Correspondence 16 2
Canada Goose Meat Rockland Case Book 2 – Slides & Incoming Correspondence 16 3
Goose Meat – Copy of B. Swift File 16 4
Canada Goose Meat Rockland Case Book 1 – Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Necropsy, Press, WPU Correspondence 17 1
Casella Landfill Hildreth Dump 17 2
Chester Landfill 17 3
Ciba-Geigy Construction & Debris Site, Philmont, Columbia County 18 1
1981-1988 Ciba-Geigy – Correspondence General 18 2
Ciba-Geigy – Slides, Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses 18 3
1988-1989 Ciba-Geigy – Correspondence WPU Outgoing & General 19 1
1988-1990 Claverack – Necropsy Sheets, Meetings, Press & Correspondence 19 2
1989-1996 Claverack – Slides, Pictures, Maps, Site Reports 19 3
1989-2007 Claverack – Incoming Correspondence 19 4
Claverack – Toxicant Analyses DOH Environment One & Miscellaneous 19 5
Claverack – Toxicant Analyses & Chain of Custody 20 1
Claverack – Result of Examination Reports 20 2
Claverack – Miscellaneous Reports 20 3
1990-1991 Coeymans Hollow Landfill – D’Ambrosio Site 21 1
Collins Lake, Scotia, NY 21 2
Columbia Corporation 21 3
Columbia Corporation – Toxicant Analyses, Slides, Chain of Custody 21 4
Columbia Corporation – Dioxin / Dibenzofuran Data 22 1
Columbia Corporation – Correspondence, Meetings, Maps, & Press 22 2
Columbia Corporation – Miscellaneous Reports 22 3
Caputo Toxic Waste Site 22 4
Commonwealth Enterprises – Animal Cruelty 23 1
1990-1991 Conklin Dump 23 2
Constantine Site – Button Road Site 23 3
DEC New Paltz Office Grounds 23 4
1994 Duck Plague Finger Lakes 24 1
EPA / GM Wildlife Study Book 1 24 2
EPA / GM Wildlife Study Book 2 24 3
EPA / GM Wildlife Study Book 3 24 4
EPA / GM Wildlife Study Book 4 25 1
EPA / GM Wildlife Study Book 5 25 2
Exxon – Boat Team Assignments, Daily Bird Collection, Dead Waterfowl Tally 25 3
Exxon – Dead Waterfowl Background Sheets 25 4
Exxon – Autopsy Reports 26 1
Exxon – Rockaway Data Chain of Custody, Expenditures, Correspondence, Area Maps, Press 26 2
Exxon – Permit and Live Birds Background Sheets 26 3
Exxon – Necropsy Summary Sheets 26 4
Exxon – Toxicology 26 5
Exxon – Necropsy Summary 26 6
Exxon – Bird Background Sheets 27 1
Exxon – Slides & Pictures 27 2
Exxon – Toxicant Analyses, Blanks, Recovery 27 3
Wallkill 28 1
Five Island Park, New Rochelle 28 2
FMC Corporation – Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Necropsy, Maps, Press, WPU Outgoing Correspondence 28 3
FMC Corporation – Ward Stone Deposition 28 4
FMC Corporation 29 1
FMC Corporation – Pesticides 29 2
Forrest Glen – Slides, Photos, Toxicant Analyses, Meetings, Maps, General Correspondence 29 3
Forrest Glen – Final Draft of Site Investigation Report 29 4
Forrest Glen – Toxicant Analyses & Data Summaries 29 5
Fort Edward Area PCBs 30 1
Fort Orange Paper Company 30 2
Town of Fulton – Clothier Site, Van Buren Road, Armstrong Dump 30 3
General Electric – South Glens Falls Drag Strip Tee-Bird Country Club 30 4
General Electric – Moreau Caputo 30 5
General Electric – Moreau Caputo – Data 31 1
General Electric – Moreau Caputo – Reference 31 2
General Electric – Moreau Caputo – Correspondence 31 3
General Motors – SPDES Related Memos 31 4
General Motors – Data 31 5
General Motors – Miscellaneous Reports 32 1
Gloversville Landfill 32 2
Gloversville Landfill 32 3
Gray Squirrel – Herrin’s Summaries 33 1
Gray Squirrel 33 2
Squirrel Migration 33 3
Half Moon Landfill 34 1
Half Moon Landfill – Miscellaneous Reports 34 2
Haverstraw Landfill 34 3
Hendrick Hudson Fish & Game 34 4
Hertel Landfill, Plattekill, NY (Ulster County) 34 5
Jackson Cippitelli 35 1
Johnstown Landfill – La Grange Pitt, Matthews Creek 35 2
Johnstown Gloversville Water Treatment Plant – Cayudetta Creek 35 3
Kennilworth Lane 35 4
Kennilworth Lane 36 1
Kennilworth Lane 36 2
Lake Apopka (Florida) 36 3
Lamunyon – Correspondence Outgoing & Incoming 37 1
Lamunyon – Slides, Toxicant Analyses, Meetings, Maps, Press 37 2
Lamunyon – Miscellaneous Reports 37 3
Lane Enterprises 38 1
Love Canal – Dioxin / Dibenzofuran Data 38 2
Love Canal 38 3
1989 Love Canal Area Master Plan – Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement 38 4
Luthern & Other Incinerators 38 5
Maple Ridge Wind Farm 39 1
Marathon Battery – Foundry Cove, Cold Spring 39 2
Massena – Natural Damage Resource Claims 39 3
Mereco – Correspondence NYSDEC, Consent Order, Testimony 40 1
Mereco – Toxicant Analyses 40 2
Mereco – Slides 40 3
Metz – Press, Maps, WPU Correspondence, General Incoming Correspondence 40 4
Metz – Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Dupes, Blanks, Recoveries 41 1
1989 Mercury Refining Company Evaluation Report Interim Measures 41 2
1989 Mercury Refining Company Evaluation Report Permanent Abatement and Revised Interim Measures 41 3
Mineral Processing Corporation Dross Plant 41 4
Moody Hill Farms 41 5
Moody Hill Farms – Data Summary Package (Triangle) 42 1
ca. 1988 Moran – Slides, Chain of Custody, Meetings, Maps, Press 42 2
Moran – Correspondence WPU General Incoming 42 3
Moran – Toxicant Analyses, Duplicates, Blanks, Recoveries 42 4
Nassau Lake Book 1 Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Necropsy, Feasibility Study 42 5
Nassau Lake Book Dewey Loeffel Site 43 1
Nassau Municipal Landfill 43 2
Nassau Loeffel 43 3
1995 New Paltz – Lab Results 44 1
New Paltz – Elementary School Kingsley Park 44 2
Newark Florist – Correspondence 44 3
Newark Florist – Toxicant Analyses 44 4
Oil City, Syracuse – Miscellaneous Reports 45 1
Oneida County Landfill 46 1
Orange County Landfill – WPU & General Correspondence 46 2
Orange County Landfill 46 3
Orange County related court documents 46 4
Orange County related court documents 47 1
Orleans Sanitary Landfill 47 2
Pedone – Toxicant Analyses, Pictures, Slides 47 3
Pedone – Miscellaneous Correspondence Book 2 47 4
Pedone – Field Investigations Report 47 5
Pedone – Court records 48 1
Pedone – Miscellaneous Reports 48 2
Pedone – Meetings, Maps, Press, WPU Outgoing Correspondence 49 1
1990-1994 Pedone – General Incoming Correspondence 49 2
Pfohl Brothers 49 3
Pfohl Brothers – Correspondence General 49 4
Prisco – Court records 50 1
Prisco – Court records and slides 50 2
Prisco – Court records & miscellaneous reports 51 1
Putney, Vermont – Miscellaneous reports 51 2
Reynolds – PCB in Sediment vs. TOC & Grain Size 52 1
1989 Reynolds – Correspondence NYSDEC 52 2
1988-1989 Reynolds – Correspondence 52 3
1982-1988 Reynolds – Correspondence 52 4
Reynolds – Correspondence 53 1
Reynolds – Correspondence Ventilation Sampling Fume Control System 53 2
1990-1991 Reynolds – Correspondence 53 3
Reynolds – Maps & Meetings 53 4
Reynolds – Correspondence St. Regis Mohawk, NYS Health Dept., NYS Law Dept., Consultants, Engineers 54 1
Reynolds – Correspondence WPU 54 2
Reynolds – Toxicant Data Water 54 3
Reynolds – Toxicant Data Soil / Sediment / Vegetation / Fish 54 4
Reynolds – Chain of Custody NYS DOH Analysis 55 1
Reynolds – Correspondence Consultants 55 2
Reynolds – Press 55 3
Reynolds – Correspondence EPA & Reynolds 55 4
RIINA 56 1
Rock Landfill – Correspondence Incoming WPU Outgoing 56 2
Rock Landfill – Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Dupes, Blanks, Recovery, Maps, Press 56 3
Rock Landfill – Site Inspection Report 56 4
Rock Landfill – Site Inspection Report 57 1
Sacandaga Lake 57 2
Saratoga County Landfill, Northumberland 57 3
Saratoga County Landfill – Miscellaneous Reports 57 4
Sarris Property, Clifton Park, Saratoga County 58 1
Scipio Center 58 2
Seaman Farm Pet Cemetery 58 3
Seaman Farm – Miscellaneous Reports 58 4
Seaman Farm - Slides 58 5
Seaman Farm – Cremains Cases 59 1
Seneca Meadows 59 2
Seneca Meadows – Toxicant Analyses, Maps, Press, WPU Correspondence 59 3
Seneca Meadows Onondaga Incinerator & Jamesville Incinerator 59 4
Seneca Meadows – Miscellaneous Reports 60 1
Snake Mountain – Photos & Slides 60 2
Snake Mountain 60 3
St. Lawrence River 61 1
SLR QA/QC ALCOA EPA/GM Mineral Processing 61 2
SLR QA/QC Reynolds Akwesasne 61 3
Stewart Scott 61 4
Strafford Farms, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County 62 1
Strafford Farms – Miscellaneous Reports 62 2
1999-2001 Summit Shock – Correspondence 62 3
Summit Shock 63 1
Summit Shock – Miscellaneous Reports 63 2
Talarico – Sophie Zucco Property 63 3
Ticonderoga – Johnson Orchard 64 1
Ulster Landfill – Necropsies, Chain of Custody, Maps, Press, Correspondence 64 2
1995-1996 Ulster Landfill – DOH Toxicant Analyses 64 3
Ulster Landfill – DOH Toxicant Analyses 65 1
Ulster Landfill – Miscellaneous Reports 65 2
Ulster Landfill – Slides & Library Reference 65 3
Ulster Landfill – Toxicant Analyses, Dupes, Blanks, Recovery 65 4
Ulster Landfill – DOH Toxicant Analyses 66 1
Ulster Landfill – Miscellaneous Notes 66 2
Wallkill Landfill – Miscellaneous Reports 66 3
Wallkill Landfill – Miscellaneous Reports 67 1
Waterford DOT 67 2
Westchester – Slides, Chain of Custody, Toxicant Analyses, Dupes, Blanks, Recovery 67 3
Westchester – Press, Maps, WPU Correspondence, General Correspondence 68 1
White House Crossing, Dutchess County 68 2
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Hazardous Waste Site Assessment 68 3
West Nyack – Incoming Correspondence 69 1
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Toxicant Analysis HES & En Chem 69 2
1995-1996 West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – DOH Analysis 69 3
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Toxicant Analyses 70 1
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Chain of Custody, Necropsy, Hale Creek Data, Maps 70 2
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – WPU Outgoing Correspondence 70 3
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Triangle Labs Dioxin/Dibenzofuran Data 70 4
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Slides & Press 71 1
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Toxicant Analyses DOH Data Summary Package 71 3
1971-1989 West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Correspondence Incoming 71 2
1994 West Nyack – DOH Toxicant Analyses 72 1
West Nyack – Clarkstown/Dexter/Raia/Nyack Landfills – Toxicant Analyses DOH, Necropsy Reports 72 2
1990-1993 West Nyack – Correspondence Incoming 72 3
1997-1999 West Nyack – Correspondence Incoming 73 1
1994-1995 West Nyack – Toxicant Analyses DOH 73 2
Toxicant Summaries 73 3
West Nyack – Miscellaneous Reports 74 1
PCBs Memo Data 74 2
PCBs Detoxifying Removal Spills Capacitors & Transformers Detoxifying 74 3
PCBs Mammals 75 1
West Nyack - Miscellaneous Reports 75 2
PCBs Water 75 3
Miscellaneous QA/QC 76 1
1989-1992 Miscellaneous QA/QC 76 2
PCBs in Birds 76 3
PCBs Human Food 76 4
PCBs Fish 77 1
PCBs Reference Legal 77 2
Triangle Lab 77 3
1994-1996 Centralia – Book 1 Final Report 77 4
1997-1998 Centralia – Book 2 Final Report 77 5
1999 Centralia 78 1
Centralia – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 1 78 2
Centralia – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 2 78 3
Centralia – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 3 79 1
2002 Centralia – WPU 79 2
2002 Centralia – Counties 79 3
1988 Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – Sod & Soil 80 1
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – Sod & Soil 80 2
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – St-Z 80 3
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – Ro-Sn 80 4
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – R 81 1
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses – Sediment & Soil 81 2
Hazelton Toxicant Analyses 81 3
1985-1988 Hazelton Reports 85-54-27 to 88-62-14 81 4
1989 Hazelton Reports 89-01-33 to 89-28-18 82 1
1989 Hazelton Reports 89-28-19 to 89-50-24 82 2
1989 Hazelton Reports 89-50-25 to 89-77-14 82 3
1990 Hazelton Reports 90-01-07 to 90-34-36 83 1
1990 Hazelton Reports 90-34-31 to 90-62-03 83 2
Toxicant Analyses 83 3
Toxicant Analyses (3 binders) 84 1
Toxicant Analyses (2 binders) 85 1
Toxicant Analyses – Co-Cor 85 2
Miscellaneous Papers (folder) 85 3
Wetlands 85 4
1987 Toxicant Cases 86 1
1988 Toxicant Cases 86 2
1989 Toxicant Cases 86 3
2001 Centralia – Counties A-N 87 1
2000 Centralia – WPU 87 2
Centralia – Counties 87 3
2001 Centralia – WPU 88 1
2001 Centralia – Counties O-Z 88 2
Hazleton Reports 91-01-01 to 91-31-15 88 3
1996-1997 En Chem Final Reports 89 1
1996-1997 En Chem Final Reports – Book 1 89 2
1998-1999 En Chem Final Reports – Book 2 89 3
1989-1990 Hazelton – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 2 90 1
1994 Hazelton – Final Reports Book 1 90 2
1994 Hazelton – Book 2 90 3
1995 Hazelton – Final Reports Book 3 91 1
1995 Hazelton – Final Reports Book 4 91 2
1999-2001 En Chem Final Reports 91 3
2002 En Chem 92 1
2002-2003 En Chem 92 2
2004-2005 En Chem 92 3
1991-1992 Hazelton – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 3 93 1
1984-1988 Hazelton – Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 1 93 2
1993-2000 En Chem (X-Hazleton Labs) – Chain of Custody Submission Sheets 93 3
1995 RCRA Identification & Listing of Hazardous Wastes Leather Tanning and Finishing (Defendant’s Exhibit) 94 1
1980-1981 Diazinon Reference 94 2
Environmental Laboratory Approval Program Certification Manual 94 3
Data Package Deliverables Case UL396 94 4
1994 Health Final Reports Book 1 94 5
1994 Health Final Reports Book 2 95 1
1994 Health Final Reports Book 3 95 2
1994 Health Final Reports Book 4 95 3
1995 Health Final Reports Book 1 96 1
1995 Health Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 3 96 2
Health Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 2 96 3
Health Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 2 97 1
1995 Health Final Reports Book 2 97 2
1995 Health Final Reports Book 3 97 3
1995 Health Final Reports Book 5 98 1
1995-1996 Health Final Reports Book 7 98 2
1995-1996 Health Final Reports Book 4 98 3
1995-1996 Health Final Reports Book 5 99 1
1995-1996 Health Final Reports Book 6 99 2
1996-1997 Health Final Reports Book 2 99 3
1996-1997 Health Final Reports Book 1 100 1
1996-1997 Health Final Reports Book 3 100 2
1996-1997 Illinois Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 3 100 3
Illinois Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 2 101 1
Illinois Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) Book 1 101 2
1989 Illinois 89-02-01 to 89-74-12 101 3
1994-1996 Illinois Final Reports Book 1 101 4
Mississippi Submission Sheets (Chain of Custody) 102 1
Mississippi Final Reports 102 2
Raltech Warf Results 102 3
1990 Triangle Final Reports Book 1 103 1
1994 Triangle Final Reports Book 2 103 2