Polychlorinated Dioxins and -Furans in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) sportfish, 1990Entry ID: BESTsed10
Abstract: In June 1990, as part of Ecology's investigation of contaminants in
Lake Roosevelt, a series of sediment and bottom fish samples were
collected from Lake Roosevelt and vicinity for analysis of PCDDs and
PCDFs. The impetus for this survey was the need to better understand
the spatial distribution of these compounds as a result of their
discharge by the Celgar bleached kraft pulp mill in Castlegar, ... BC,
approximately 30 river miles above the international boundary. The
results of these and other PCDD/PCDF analyses on Lake Roosevelt
samples have been reported elsewhere (Johnson et al. 1991a,b). The
report that serves as the source of the additional analytical data
contains results of analysis of sediment and bottom fish samples for
44 additional xenobiotic compounds (Johnson 1991).
The area of study was Columbia River (Lake Roosevelt, Rufus Woods
Lake) and Long Lake (Spokane River).
Sample containers were 8 oz. amber glass with teflon lid-liners.
Samples were stored on ice in the field prior to shipping to the
Target analytes were Dioxin and furans; PCBs and pesticides;
additional organic compounds; mercury.
Analytical techniques included the analysis methods as described in
Call et al. (1991). All data are reported on a dry weight basis.
Total PCB concentration was determined by the author as the sum of
mono- through decachloro PCBs that were detected.
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arthur Johnson, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Polychlorinated Dioxins and -Furans in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) sportfish, 1990
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Start Date: 1990-06-01Stop Date: 1990-06-30
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT > COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > LAKE ROOSEVELT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > RUFUS WOODS LAKE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Quality Quality Assurance procedures for these analyses were established by
the EPA Duluth laboratory (U.S. EPA 1990). All data included in the
present report passed EPA's quality assurance criteria.
The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:
D-Below quantitation limit for PCBs. Reported concentration not
included in total. U-Not detected. Value is the detection limit.
All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors.
All detected errors were corrected.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (360) 407-6766
Email: rjo461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Washington Department of Ecology
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Call, D.J. et al., 1991. Sediment Quality Evaluation in the Lower
Fox River in South Green Bay of Lake Michigan. Center for Lake
Superior Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Superior, EPA
Coop. Agreement No. CR-815232.
Johnson, A. 1991. Results of screen for EPA xenobiotics in sediment
and bottom fish from Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River). Memo to
Mr. Carl Nuechterlein, Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA.
22 July 1991.
Johnson, A., D. Serder, and D. Norton. 1991a. Spatial Trends in
TCDD/TCDF Concentrations and Bottom Fish Collected in Lake Roosevelt
(Columbia River), Washington Department of Ecology, Environmental
Investigations and Laboratory Services, Publication No. 91-29.
Johnson, A., D. Serder, and S. Magoon. 1991b. Polychlorinated
dioxins and -furans in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) sportfish,
1990. Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia,
WA.Pub. No. 91-4.
U.S. EPA. 1990. Analytical procedures and quality assurance plan for
determination of PCDD/PCDF in fish. EPA Duluth ORD.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27