Olympia, Washington PCB and Pesticides Study
Entry ID: usepa_best05

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Summary
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, B.B.,
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,c).
This report contains analysis of sediment and bottom fish samples for
only PCB and DDE compounds (Johnson 1991).

Six sites were studied in Lake Roosevelt between the international border and
Grand Coulee Dam, one site each in the Spokane River and Rufus Woods
Lake.

After recording the length and weight of each specimen, they were
individually wrapped in aluminum foil, placed in polyethylene bags and
stored on ice. The fish were analyzed as composites of five whole
fish per sample.

The metadata for this data was taken from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's Columbia River Basin: Biota Database Abstracts.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 47.5  E: -117.0  W: -119.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Art Johnson, Washington Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Olympia, Washington PCB and Pesticides Study
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-06-01
Stop Date: 1990-06-30


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


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS >PCBS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS >PCBS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >LARGESCALE SUCKER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT >COLUMBIA RIVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES >LAKE ROOSEVELT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES >RUFUS WOODS LAKE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION >PCBS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION >PESTICIDES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


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


Quality
Quality assurance procedures for these analyses were established by
the EPA Duluth laboratory (EPA et al. 1990). All data included in the
present report passed EPA's quality assurance criteria. The only
qualifier code used in the data set provided was "U" - Not detected.
Value given is the detection limit.

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

Latitude and longitude were estimated for entry along with the data
provided in the database.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
BDP
BEST
BIOLOGICAL DATA PROFILE
BIOMONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS AND TRENDS
COLUMBIA RIVER
CONTAMINANTS
DDE
GRAND COULEE DAM
LAKE ROOSEVELT
LARGESCALE SUCKER
PCBS
PESTICIDES
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
RUFUS WOODS LAKE
SPOKANE RIVER
WA
WASHINGTON
WATER QUALITY
XENOBIOTIC COMPOUNDS


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
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. Norton, W. Yake. 1988. An assessment of Metals
Contamination in Lake Roosevelt. Washington State Department of
Ecology, Olympia, WA.

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.

Johnson, A., D. Serder, and K. Seiders, 1991c. PCDDs/PCDFs in
Columbia River suspended particulate matter. Memorandum to
C. Nuechterlein and S. Saunders. Washington State Department of
Ecology, Olympia, WA.

U.S. EPA et al. 1990. Analytical procedures and quality assurance
plan for determination of PCDD/PCDF in fish. EPA Duluth ORD.
EPA/600/3-90/022.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-02-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-02-23

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