Class II Inspection of the Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington
Entry ID: BESTsed11

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Summary
Abstract: The Department of Ecology (WDOE) conducted a Class II Inspection of
the Boise Cascade Corp. bleached kraft pulp and paper mill at Wallula,
WA during April of 1992. The mill is located on the east shore of the
Columbia River (Lake Wallula) about 15 miles southeast of Pasco. It
discharges an average of 30 million gallons per day of secondary
treated effluent and non-contact cooling water to the Columbia via a
mid-channel diffuser at RM 316 (NPDES permit No. WA 000369-7). The
primary objectives of this inspection were to: verify compliance with
NPDES permit limits, assess potential for the effluent to cause
aquatic toxicity, evaluate efficiency of wastewater treatment, obtain
data on dioxins and other toxics in bleach plant effluents and in
sludges and to survey the Columbia River sediment quality above and
below the mill.

The area of study was Columbia River Lake Walula. Stations sampled
were in the Lake Wallula area: Badger Island, Old Outfall, Port Kelley
and Hat Rock.

Sediment samples consisted of a homogenized composite of 3 grab
samples. Samples were shipped on ice to laboratory. Sample
chain-of-custody procedures were followed.

Target analytes were Dioxins and furans; metals; PCBs; organochlorine
pesticides; volatiles; semi-volatiles.

Analytical techniques included volatiles (EPA Method 8240); OC
pesticides (EPA Method 8080); semi-volatiles (EPA Method 8270);
Dioxins and furans (EPA Method 8290); Priority metals (EPA Method
200); Cr (EPA Method 7195); CN (ALPHA 45000-CN). All data are
reported on a dry weight basis. Total dioxin and furan concentrations
were determined by the laboratory as the sum of the individual
congeners that were detected.

The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 47.0  E: -117.0  W: -119.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arthur Johnson, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Class II Inspection of the Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-04-01
Stop Date: 1992-04-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > Columbia River Basin


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT >COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES >LAKE WALLULA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
INLAND WATERS


Project
BEST >Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
Written Quality Assurance reviews were prepared by the Manchester
Laboratory for all laboratory data contained in this report. QA
measures included an assessment of sample holding times, instrument
calibration, method blanks, spike and surrogate recoveries and
precision data. All chemical data are considered acceptable for use
with the qualifiers provided.

The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:

B-Analyte also found in laboratory blank;
E-Estimated maximum possible concentration.
J-Estimated concentration.
N-Spike recovery outside of laboratory control limits.
P-For metals "P" indicates that analyte detected below
quantitation limit. For dioxin and furan congers "P" indicates that
there were poorly resolved gas chromatograph peaks.
Q-Quantitative interference.
U-Not detected. Value is the detection limit.

Data not meeting project guidelines for laboratory precision or
accuracy have been qualified where appropriate.

All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors.
All detected errors were corrected.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
BEST
Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends
dioxins
furans
metals
PCBs
organochlorine pesticides
volatile organic compounds
semi-volatile organic compounds
Columbia River
Lake Wallula
Biological Data Profile
BDP


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/region10/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DANA DAVOLI
Phone: (206) 553-2135
Fax: (206) 553-0119
Email: davoli.dana at epa.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98101
Country: USA


Personnel
ART JOHNSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (360) 407-6766
Email: rjo461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Contact Address:
Washington Department of Ecology
City: Olympia
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Johnson, A. and M. Heffner. 1993. Class II inspection of the Boise
Cascade Pulp & Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington - April 1992.
Washington State Department of Ecology, Environmental Investigations
and Laboratory Services Program, Olympia, WA.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27

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