Reynolds Metal Company Class II InspectionEntry ID: BESTsed08
Abstract: 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 priority
pollutants in the 002 discharge stream and in sediments near the
outfall, and evaluate the effluent and sediments for toxicity using a
series of bioassays (Heffner 1991). The inspection also ... reviewed lab
procedures at the mill to determine adherence to accepted protocols
and advance state-of-the-art compliance inspections by contributing to
ongoing developmental efforts with centrifugation. Samples of
sediments were taken at locations upstream and downstream from the
facility and downstream immediately in the vicinity of the outfall
The area of study was the Lower Columbia River at Longvie.
The sampling locations were near the Reynolds Metals Company aluminum
smelter's five point discharges. An upstream station located
approximately 500 yards upstream of the primary outfall, a stations 10
yards downstream of the outfall diffuser, and a station 300 feet
downstream of the diffuser at the edge of the dilution zone.
Samples were removed from the upper 2 cm of each grab sample and
composited for analysis. Volatile samples were collected from the
first grab sample collected from each station. Samples were
immediately stored on ice at 4o C for transport to the laboratory.
Target Analytes were metals (Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se,
Ag, Tl, Zn, Al); volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds;
organochlorine pesticides and PCBs. Results were also provided for
fluoride, cyanide, TOC, grain size, and percent solids.
Analytical techniques included volatiles (EPA 8240); semi-volatiles
(EPA 8270); metals (EPA 200); pesticides/PCBs (EPA 8080). All results
are reported on a dry weight basis.
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marc Heffner, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Reynolds Metal Company Class II Inspection
Dataset Release Date: 1991
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: Washinton State Department of Ecology
Data Presentation Form: pdfOnline Resource: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/91e19.pdf
Start Date: 1990-02-01Stop Date: 1990-02-28
Quality Quality Assurance Quality Control information provided was limited to
the results of transport blank analyses. Methylene chloride, acetone,
and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate were detected in the sediment samples
and in the transport blank.
The ... laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:
B-Analyte was also detected in the method blank.
J-Estimated value less than the specified detection limit.
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
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Heffner, M. 1991. Reynolds Metal Company Class II Inspection,
February 1990. 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: 2018-02-02
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27