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									BOARD OF DIRECTORS                 November 27, 2007
Albert E. Pyott, Chairman          To:       Whom It May Concern
Edward K. Chandler,
Treasurer                          From: Jill Kostel, Senior Environmental Engineer

Richard T. Schroeder,              Re:       Sediment Sampling at Goose Pond
Secretary

                                   As part of the permitting process for the Goose Pond Nutrient Farm Pilot Project, The
David J. Beedie
                                   Wetlands Initiative (TWI) collected sediment and water samples from Goose Pond and
Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D.        these samples were analyzed by Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc.
                                   (EMT). The Wetlands Initiative selected the testing laboratory from the list of laborato-
Thomas J. Collins                  ries accredited by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). IEPA agreed to the
                                   number of samples, the sampling locations, and the collection methodology prior to
George M. Covington                TWI’s field work. IEPA selected the all water/sediment parameters that were analyzed
                                   for by the laboratory.
Allen D. Grosboll

Donald L. Hey, Ph.D.               In brief, sediment composite samples were taken from 6 locations that represent general
                                   borrow areas that may be “dredged in the dry" and 2 locations representing areas that
Becky Bair Hurley                  may be "dredged in the wet." The “dredged in the dry” samples were analyzed for 5 pa-
                                   rameters: TSS, TVS, ammonia-nitrogen, total lead, and total zinc. The “dredged in the
Christopher Kerns                  wet” samples were analyzed for 15 parameters: TSS, TVS, ammonia-nitrogen, total lead,
                                   total zinc, cyanide, total phosphorus, potassium, dieldrin, endrin, gamma-BHC, hepta-
Mark D. Maffei, Ph.D.
                                   chlor, heptachlor epoxide, methoxychlor, and PCBs (Aroclors 1016, 1221, 1232, 1242,
Brent Manning                      1248, 1254, 1260). In addition to these eight supernatant sample sets, the 4 background
                                   or depositing waters used in the supernatant test were tested separately for all 15 parame-
H. Safford Peacock                 ters.

Marilyn A. Pearson                 IEPA has received these results and has not found anything of concern with the results or
                                   the sediment material that will be used to build the new berms or enhance the existing
Thomas I. Rodhouse
                                   berms according to Section 401 Water Quality Certification.
Douglas F. Stotz, Ph.D.
                                   In the following pages, you will find the analytical reports, a copy of the methodology
James H. Taylor                    received from for the IEPA analysis of hydraulically moved material (Method 2540(f)
                                   supernatant test), and a location map illustrating the sediment sampling locations in
Clark L. Wagner                    Goose Pond.
Carl R. Yudell
                                   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Edward J. Zajac, Ph.D.




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Goose Pond Water and Sediment Supernatant Analyses Summary
Analyses performed by Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc.

                                                                                         Water Samples
                                    EMT 
             Analyte              Reporting     Units        Cell #1 H2O         Cell #2 H2O          Cell #3 H2O          Cell #4 H2O
                                    Limit
Nitrogen, Ammonia (as N)                0.22    mg/L                    <0.22             <0.22                     0.42            <0.22
Suspended Solids (Residue, Non‐
                                                                           138                  95                  123                  79
Filterable)                                2    mg/L
Total Volatile Solids                     50    mg/L                    300                 191                  173                  199
Lead                                  0.0075    mg/L                <0.0075             <0.0075              <0.0075              <0.0075
Zinc                                  0.0662    mg/L                <0.0662             <0.0662              <0.0662              <0.0662
Cyanide                                 0.01    mg/L                   <0.01              0.021                <0.01                <0.01
Phosphorus, Total (as P)               0.004    mg/L                   0.905               1.43                0.401                0.571
Potassium                              0.806    mg/L                   12.8*               4.54               <0.806                 5.14
                                                                 *limit 6.25
Organochlorine Pesticides
 Dieldrin                               0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
 Endrin                                 0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
 gamma‐BHC                              0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
 Heptachlor                             0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
 Heptachlor epoxide                     0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
 Methoxychlor                           0.05    µg/L                    <0.05             <0.05                <0.05                <0.05
Polychlorinated  Biphenyls
 Aroclor 1016                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1221                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1232                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1242                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1248                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1254                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Aroclor 1260                                   µg/L                    <0.43                  <0.4            <0.43                 <.41
 Reporting Limit                                                         0.43                   0.4             0.43                 0.41
Goose Pond Water and Sediment Supernatant Analyses Summary
                                                                                      Sediment Supernatant Samples
                                    EMT                                                                                           Soedler 
                                                        GP 16       GP Lester    Soedler      Goose      Bureau 
             Analyte              Reporting    Units                                                                   GP East #6 South      GP #8
                                                       Levee #1     Levee #2     North #3    Pond #7    Creek #5
                                    Limit                                                                                           #4
Nitrogen, Ammonia (as N)                0.05   mg/L          0.11         0.05         0.1       0.06        0.27           0.15     0.07       0.07
Suspended Solids (Residue, Non‐
                                                               5             7          5         11               8           4        9            12
Filterable)                                2   mg/L
Total Volatile Solids                     30   mg/L         32.7          34.7       31.5        34.6          35             30    31.4        30.9
Lead                                  0.0075   mg/L     <0.0075       <0.0075     <0.0075     <0.0075     <0.0075        <0.0075 <0.0075     <0.0075
Zinc                                  0.0662   mg/L     <0.0662       <0.0662     <0.0662     <0.0662     <0.0662        <0.0662 <0.0662     <0.0662
Cyanide                                 0.01   mg/L                                                                                 <0.01      <0.01
Phosphorus, Total (as P)               0.004   mg/L                                                                                 0.405      0.582
Potassium                              0.806   mg/L                                                                                  3.67       2.93
Organochlorine Pesticides
 Dieldrin                                      µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 Endrin                                        µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 gamma‐BHC                                     µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 Heptachlor                                    µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 Heptachlor epoxide                            µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 Methoxychlor                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.05      <0.06
 Reporting Limit                               µg/L                                                                                  0.05       0.06
Polychlorinated  Biphenyls
 Aroclor 1016                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1221                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1232                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1242                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1248                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1254                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Aroclor 1260                                  µg/L                                                                                 <0.44      <0.48
 Reporting Limit                               µg/L                                                                                  0.44       0.48

								
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