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Kalama Chemical, Inc. Class II Inspection, May 1988Entry ID: BESTsed07
Abstract: 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
into the Columbia River (NPDES Permit No. WA-000028-1) (Heffner
1989). The objectives of the Kalama Chemical Class II Inspection was
to assess NPDES permit limit compliance with independent sample
... collection and laboratory analysis, determine sample and analytical
accuracy (by dividing sample analysis between two laboratories), and
to characterize discharge and receiving water sediment toxicity with
conventional parameter analysis, priority pollutant scans, and
bioassays. The sediment pollutant data are provided in the Appenix to
the report, including the latitude and longitude of the sediment
sampling locations (Heffner 1989).
The area of study was the Lower Columbia River-Kalama. Stations
sampled were Station-1 (upstream)- 100 yards upstream of the Kalama
Chemical dock off a log storage area; Station-2 (outfall)- downstream
of the Kalama Chemical diffuser; Station-3 (downstream) -
approximately 100 yards downstream of the Kalama Chemical dock.
The top 2 cm of sediment from each of two grab samples collected from
a station were composited for analysis. A bottle for analysis of
volatile organics was filled directly from the sampler; one-half from
each of the two grabs. The samples were stored on ice and shipped to
the laboratory for analysis.
Target analytes were metals (Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni,
Se, Ag, Tl, and Zn); volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds;
organochlorine pesticides and Aroclor PCBs. Coventional analyses such
as grain size, total solids, and TOC were also reported.
Analytical techniques included volatile organic compounds (EPA 8240);
semi-volatile organic compounds (EPA 8270); metals (EPA 200);
pesticides/PCBs (EPA 8080). All results are reported on dry weight
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marc Heffner
Dataset Title: Kalama Chemical, Inc. Class II Inspection, May 1988
Dataset Release Date: 1989
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Data Presentation Form: pdfOnline Resource: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/89e18.pdf
Start Date: 1988-05-01Stop Date: 1988-05-31
Quality Quality assurance/quality control information provided was limited to the
results of method blank analyses. Methylene chloride was detected in
the sediment samples and in the method blank.
The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
... appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:
B-Analyte was found in the blank sample. Possible/probable blank
contamination; J-Indicates an estimated value when the result is less
than the specified detection limit; M-Estimated value of analyte found
and confirmed by analyst but with low spectral match parameters; U-Not
detected. Value is the detection limit; Users of these data should be
reminded that they were collected in the vicinity of a potential
source of industrial pollutants.
All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors.
All detected errors were corrected.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (360) 407-6773
Email: mhef461 at ecy.wa.gov
Washington Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47710 300 Desmond Drive
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Heffner, M. 1989. Kalama Chemical, Inc. Class II Inspection, May
1988. Washington State Department of Ecology, Environmental
Investigations and Laboratory Services Program, Olympia, WA.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27