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