Sensitivity of Cytochrome P450-1A1 Induction in Fish as a Biomarker for Distribution of TCDD and TCDF in the Willamette River,OregonEntry ID: BESTsed03
Abstract: Sampling sites were selected based upon possible industrial pollution
sources. Surface sediment at six stations in the Willamette River
mainstem and Middle Fork were sampled for dioxins and furans. A
control site upstream from a bleached-kraft pulp mill discharge (RK
232), a site below a municipal sewage outfall (RK 206), and a site
adjacent to an industrtial waste dump contaminated with
... organochlorines (RK 11). Sampling and analysis included both fish and
surface sediments. This study also included measurement of the
specific tissue content of cytochrome P-450 1A1 as a bioindicator of
contamination and assessed fish health by histopathology and clinical
chemistry. Curtis et al. (1993,1991) contain provide summaries of
these additional data.
This study focused on determining the status and extent of
contamination of TCDD and TCDF in the Willamette River due to
The area of study was the Willamette River-mainstem and Middle Fork.
Stations sampled were Middle Fork (RK 314), Harrisburg (RK 250),
Halsey (RK 232), Corvallis (RK 206), Salem (RK 116) and Portland (RK 11).
Each sediment sample consisted of a composite of three to five grab
samples. Three composite samples were collected from each location.
Subsamples were stored in glass jars at 4 0C.
Target analytes were TCDD and TCDF.
Analytical techniques were described in Described in Curtis et
al. (1993). All results were reported on a dry weight basis.
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lawrence R. Curtis, Oregon State University
Dataset Title: Sensitivity of Cytochrome P450 -1A1 Induction in Fish as a Biomarker for Distribution of TCDD and TCDF in the Willamette River, Oregon.
Dataset Release Date: 1991
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Start Date: 1990-08-01Stop Date: 1990-08-01
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > DIOXINS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > FURANS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT > WILLAMETTE RIVER
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Quality Six stations in the Willamette River-mainstem and Middle Fork sampled
for dioxins and furans in August 1990.
A description of quality control/quality assurance procedures is
provided in Curtis et al. (1993,1991). The only qualifier code used
in the data set provided was "U" - ... Not detected. Value given is the
The mean concentration of TCDD and TCDF in the three composite samples
collected from each station have been entered in the database as
provided in Curtis et al. (1993). Users of these data should be
reminded that the sampling design targeted industrial and municipal
discharge areas. All data entered in the database were reviewed for
data entry errors. All detected errors were corrected.
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Fax: (970) 226-9230
Email: patrick_anderson at usgs.gov
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Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80525
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Curtis, L.R., H.M. Carpenter, R.M. Donohoe, D.E. Williams,
O.R. Hedstrom, M.L. Deinzer, M.A. Beilstein, E. Foster, and R. Gates.
1993. Sensitivity of cytochrome P450-1A1 induction in fish as a
biomarker for distribution of TCDD and TCDF in the Willamette River,
Oregon. Environ. Sci. Technol. 27:2149-2157.
Curtis, L.R., H.M. Carpenter, R.R. Donahoe, M.L. Deinzer,
M.A. Beilstein, D.E. Williams, and O.R. Hedstrom. 1991. Phase I
final report (draft). Toxicity and longitudinal distribution of
persistent organochlorines in the Willamette River. Prepared for
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, OR. Oregon
State University, Fisheries and Wildlife, Corvallis, OR.
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DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27