Health of Bullhead in an Urban Fishery after Remedial Dredging

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Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Leetown Science Center
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Title: Health of Bullhead in an Urban Fishery after Remedial Dredging
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Publication_Place: Kearneysville, West Virginia
Publisher: USGS, BRD, Leetown Science Center
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Tumor frequency in brown bullhead and PAH residue levels have been studied periodically in the Black River since 1980. During 1982 when a coke plant was operational, brown bullhead (age 3 or older) had a 60% frequency of liver neoplasms and a 39% frequency of outright cancer. Sediment from near the outfall of the USX coking facility contained high concentrations of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), with known mammalian carcinogens such as benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) being in the 40 50 mg/kg range. Such levels are over 1,000 times higher than those found at reference sites. The USX coking plant permanently closed in October of 1983. Four years later in 1987 the tumor prevalence for mature fish had declined to almost one-half the 1982 level (32%), and the incidence of cancer had been reduced to about one-fourth of the 1982 level (10%). This decline was statistically significant within age groups. The web site for Leetown Science Center research studies is http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.89
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.48
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.88
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.96
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS > PAH'S
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: Tumor Frequency
Theme_Keyword: Brown Bullhead
Theme_Keyword: Pah
Theme_Keyword: Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon
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Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST VIRGINIA
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Contact_Person: PAUL BAUMANN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: Patuxent Wildife Research Center
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 25430
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (614) 469-5701
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: baumann.1@osu.edu
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Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/BRD/LSC > Leetown Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: PAUL BAUMANN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: Patuxent Wildife Research Center
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 25430
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (614) 469-5701
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: baumann.1@osu.edu
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030729
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121126
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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