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51. Accumulation of Dioxins and Furans in Sediment and Biota [BESTsed24]
Monitoring of sediment and crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) was conducted in order to satisfy monitoring requirements set forth in the City of St. Helens National Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) ...


52. Accumulation of Dioxins and Furans in Sediment and Biota in the Lower Columbia Wauna River Area [BESTsed25]
Monitoring of sediment and crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) was conducted in order to satisfy monitoring requirements set forth in the James River Wauna Mill's National Discharge Elimination System ...


53. Aluminum Company of America Class II Inspection [BESTsed31]
The objectives of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) Class II Inspection was to verify effluent compliance with NPDES permit (NPDES Permit No. WA-000029-9), determine effluent toxicity using ...


54. An Assessment of Metals Contamination in Lake Roosevelt. [BESTsed15]
In response to reports of elevated metals concentrations in fish and other environmental samples from Lake Roosevelt, Ecology conducted a series of field surveys between May and September 1986 to ...


55. Biological and Ecological Characteristics of Terrestrial Vertebrate Species Residing in Estuaries [usgs_brd_pwrc_bioeco]
The Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) program is designed to assess and monitor the effects of environmental contaminants on biological resources, particularly those under the ...


56. Class II Inspection of the Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington [BESTsed11]
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 ...


57. Columbia River Dioxin Study [usepa_best03]
The Columbia River and segments of the Snake and Willamette Rivers are currently water quality limited due to the presence of elevated levels of 2,3,7,8-TCDD. As a result, U.S. EPA Region 10, established ...


58. Columbia Slough Sediment Analysis and Remediation Project. Phase I Report. [BESTsed04]
The Columbia Slough, an important recreational resource for the people of Portland, runs east to west just north of Portland and extends for more than 18 miles. For the purposes of this report the ...


59. Determining the prevalence of IPNV in brook trout during embryonic development [LSC_IPNV]
The earliest research involving infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) showed that the virus was carried by adult fish and transmitted with sex products, i.e. eggs and milt. Epizootics of IPN ...


60. Effect of Mining and Related Activities on the Sediment Trace Element Geochemistry of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho [BESTsed09]
The purpose of the USGS study was to determine the trace element concentrations, partitioning, and distribution in the sediment column and to relate them to mining, and mining related discharge operations ...


61. Investigation of the Distribution of Organochlorine and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds in the Lower Columbia River [WRIR_99_4051]
Organochlorine and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds are of concern in the Columbia River Basin because of their adverse effects on fish and wildlife. Because these compounds can have important ...


62. Kalama Chemical, Inc. Class II Inspection, May 1988 [BESTsed07]
The study was a Class II Inspection of Kalama Chemical, Inc., an organic chemical manufacturer discharging both noncontact cooling water and treated process wastewater through a common outfall line ...


63. Longview Fibre Company Class II Inspection [BESTsed05]
Three stations were sampled in the area of the Lower Columbia River, Longview for dioxins and furans; volatile and semivolatile compounds; metals (Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, Ti, and ...


64. Lower Columbia River Backwater Reconaissance Survey [BESTsed27]
Tetra Tech, Inc., was contracted by the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Program to conduct a supplemental reconnaissance survey of sediment and biota (fish and crayfish) contaminant levels in backwater ...


65. Lower Columbia and Willamette River Contaminant Study [BESTsed22]
The report is a compilation of contaminant data entered in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District's Columbia River sediment database as of May 1991 (Stockton 1991). The database is separated ...


66. Monitoring of Toxic Contaminants in Washington State [wa_de_toxicsmonitoring]
Toxic contamination of our air, water, soil, and wildlife is a concern in Washington State. Humans and wildlife face a variety of risks due to toxic chemicals in the environments. For many areas of ...


67. Old Mouth of the Cowlitz River Sediment Evaluation [BESTsed28]
The old mouth of the Cowlitz River provides a channel from deep water in the Columbia River to old river mile 0.7 of the Cowlitz River. The site has been dredged in the past to maintain the channel. ...


68. Organochlorine Contaminants in Aquatic Resources from the Columbia River [BESTsed21]
The Columbia River Estuary is exposed to a variety of contaminants through municipal and industrial permitted discharges, urban and industrial nonpoint pollution, accidental spills of oil and hazardous ...


69. PCDDs/PCDFs in Columbia River Suspended Particulate Matter. [BESTsed14]
The Department of Ecology (WDOE) conducted a sampling of suspended particulate matter (SPM) from the Columbia River at Northport as part of an investigation into the impact on Lake Roosevelt of discharges ...


70. Persistence of DDT in the Yakima River Drainage, Washington [BESTsed16]
This study was conducted in 1985 by Ecology's Water Quality Investigations Section in response to results from the Basic Water Monitoring Program (BWMP) which showed higher levels of DDT and metabolites ...


71. Reconaissance Survey of the lower Columbia River [BESTsed26]
Tetra Tech, Inc., was contracted by the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Program to conduct a reconnaissance level survey of water, sediment, and biota (fish and crayfish) contaminant levels in these ...


72. Results of 1989 U.S. Moorings Sediment Quality Evaluation [BESTsed02]
Samples were taken at three stations the Willametter River-U.S. Moorings in Portland Harbor. Three samples were taken 15 feet out from the berthing dock and ranged from 4-6.5 feet in length. A sample ...


73. Reynolds Metal Company Class II Inspection [BESTsed08]
The objectives of the Reynolds Metals Company's aluminum smelter Class II Inspection was to verify effluent compliance with NPDES permits (NPDES Permit No. WA-00008-6 and Order 89-3), characterize ...


74. Screening Survey for Chemical Contaminants and Toxicity in Sediments at Five Lower Columbia River Ports September 22-24, 1987. [BESTsed12]
At the request of the Ecology Southwest Regional Office, the Toxics Investigations/Ground Water Monitoring Section conducted a reconnaissance survey of sediment quality at five ports along the lower ...


75. Second summary of data on chemical contaminants in sediments from the National Status and Trends Program. [BESTsed17]
NOAA's National Status and Trends Program has analyzed samples of surface sediments collected at almost 300 coastal and estuary sites throughout the United States since 1984 (NOAA 1991). These locations ...


76. Selected Fish Tissue Contaminant Data from the U.S. EPA Columbia River Toxic Substances Study. [BESTsed06]
The Columbia River and segments of the Snake and Willamette Rivers are currently water quality limited due to the presence of elevated levels of 2,3,7,8 - TCDD. As a result, U.S. EPA Region 10 established ...


77. Sensitivity of Cytochrome P450-1A1 Induction in Fish as a Biomarker for Distribution of TCDD and TCDF in the Willamette River,Oregon [BESTsed03]
Sampling sites were selected based upon possible industrial pollution sources. Surface sediment at six stations in the Willamette River mainstem and Middle Fork were sampled for dioxins and furans. ...


78. Surface-water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington: Chemical Analyses of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Fine-Grained Sediment. [BESTsed20]
The overall scope of the surface water NAWQA program includes organic and inorganic analyses of media such as water, sediments, and biota. Inorganic data from this report will be used to relate the ...


79. Water Quality and Algal Conditions in the North Umpqua River Basin, Oregon, 1992-1995 [WRIR_98_4125]
This data came from a synoptic water-quality and algal investigation during July 1995 at 36 stream sites in a 1,350 square-mile area of the North Umpqua River Basin, Oregon. The study area includes ...


80. Major Marine Ecological Disturbances, Morbidity, Mortality and Disease of Marine Wildlife Species Human Health and Economic Impacts [HEED_UNH]
The HEED (Health, Ecological and Economic Dimensions of) Global Change Program, a 3-year effort funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Global Programs ...


81. Records of Decision System (RODS) [EPA0136]
"Records of Decision System (RODS)" was developed to track site clean-ups under the Superfund program and to justify the type of treatment chosen at each site. Additionally, RODS stores information ...


82. Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) [EPA0169]
The "Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS)" database has been compiled by state and federal environmental agencies under the direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


83. The Atlas of Canada - 6th Edition, On-line Interactive Mapping [Canada_CCRS_NatlAtlas_1_7.5]
This collection contains digital map data which is represented as GIF images when accessed using the interactive mapping software on the Atlas of Canada Web site (http://atlas.gc.ca). These map layers ...


84. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) [EPA0164]
"The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)" database contains data on annual estimated releases of over 300 toxic chemicals to air, water and land by the manufacturing industry. TRI's main purpose is to encourage ...


85. Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States [Right_to_Know]
The Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States CD is a comprehensive collection of public knowledge GIS data. The maps work with the free ArcExplorer GIS viewer, ArcView GIS, and many other GIS ...


86. Chemical and Isotopic Tracers from the Arctic Ocean [ARCSS079]
These data are water column and sediment data tabulated in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. They were largely collected in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, with some coverage for the Beaufort and East Siberian ...


87. Assessing the Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Seafood [FDA_Oilspill]
FDA operates a mandatory safety program for all fish and fishery products under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and related regulations. The ...


88. The occurrence of gold in Usnea auratiaco-atra [110-88_03]
In Usnea aurantiaco-atra (Jacq)- Bory, a lichen species collected in the Antarctica, the gold content was determined by the cupellation methods, 317 ppb and 1089 ppb dry weight were found in the lichen ...


89. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Extractable Organohalogens in the Antarctic Weddell Seal [ECA049]
In this dataset researchers measured extractable organohalogens PCBs, DDTs and chlordane compounds (CHLs) in blubber of Weddell seal caught at Syowa Station (69? 00?S, 39? 35?E) from 1980 to ...


90. Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and polychlorinated biphenyls in penguin and south polar skua [ECA042]
This data set examines concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (DFs) and dioxin-like PCBs in the liver of polar bears from the Alaskan Arctic, in the liver of Weddell ...


91. Analysing toxicological impacts of contaminants on Notothenioid fish: Impacts of Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) [K068_2009_2010_NZ_2]
Target species Trematomus benacchii (n=72)from Cape Evans were collected live for the purpose of conducting a dose-response experiment in New Zealand on the live fish. Fish were dosed with different ...


92. Investigation of levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Antarctic environment and food chain [K068_2009_2010_NZ_1]
The study aims to quantify selected emerging Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in sewage, and waters from Antarctica, and to study levels of EDCs in the food chain, including invertebrates, fish, ...


93. Directed transport of volatile organochlorine pollutants to polar regions:the effect on contamination of Antarctic seabirds [ECA038]
This dataset reports the HCB and ?PCB (here defined as the sum of the following congeners: 31, 28, 45, 52, 44, 66, 101, 97, 87, 110, 151, 107, 149, 118, 146, 153, 105, 141, 179, 138, 182, 183, 128, ...


94. Increasing Levels and Biomagnification of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Antarctic Biota [ECA047]
This dataset reports a study carried out on the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii), and southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonine), feeding at higher levels in the food web on fish and cephalopods, ...


95. Indication of Geographic Variations of Organochlorine Concentrations in the Blubber of Antarctic Weddell Seals [ECA046]
This dataset highlights that samples of Weddell seals blubber from King George Island (the region with the mildest climate in the Antarctic) in 1994 showed the lowest DDT (11 to19 ng/g)and PCB (1 ...


96. Melting Glaciers: A Probable Source of DDT to the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem [ECA041]
This dataset compares data on DDT concentration of Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) eggs and found that p,p'-DDE levels have not declined in the Palmer population of Adelie penguins in more than ...


97. Occurence of organochlorine pollutants in the eggs and dropping-amended soil of Antarctic large animals and its ecological significance [ECA039]
This dataset reports a study on eggs of skuas, penguins and giant petrel. It was found that the concentration accumulation of POPs was in the order of ?PCB>?DDT>HCB>?HCH. The lower accumulation of ...


98. Organochlorines and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Levels in Pinniped Milk from the Arctic, the Antarctic, California and Australia [ECA045]
Investigations on organochlorine concentrations in organs and tissues of Antarctic seals began in the 1980s. This dataset analyses concentrations of organochlorines and polychlorinated biphenyls in ...


99. Organochlorines in Antarctic and Arctic Avian Top Predators [ECA044]
Bustnes (2006) compared organochlorines (OCs) levels in Antarctic and Arctic avian top predators analyzing blood sampled from the wing vein of south polar skuas (142 skuas, 73 females and 69 males) ...


100. PFCs and Related Fluorochemicals in Albatrosses, Elephant Seals, Penguins and Polar Skua from the Southern Ocean [ECA043]
This dataset investigates the presence of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) blood, unhatched Adelie penguin eggs and whole blood of South Polar skua collected ...


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