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Olympia, Washington PCB and Pesticides StudyEntry ID: usepa_best05
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
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.
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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: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Start Date: 1990-06-01Stop Date: 1990-06-30
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > PCBS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > PESTICIDES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > PCBS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > PESTICIDES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > LARGESCALE SUCKER
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT > COLUMBIA RIVER
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > LAKE ROOSEVELT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > RUFUS WOODS LAKE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION > PCBS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION > PESTICIDES
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
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: On-line
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
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Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24