Class II Inspection of the Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Mill, Wallula, WashingtonEntry ID: BESTsed11
Abstract: 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 shore of the
Columbia River (Lake Wallula) about 15 miles southeast of Pasco. It
discharges an average of 30 million gallons per day of secondary
treated effluent and non-contact cooling water to the ... Columbia via a
mid-channel diffuser at RM 316 (NPDES permit No. WA 000369-7). The
primary objectives of this inspection were to: verify compliance with
NPDES permit limits, assess potential for the effluent to cause
aquatic toxicity, evaluate efficiency of wastewater treatment, obtain
data on dioxins and other toxics in bleach plant effluents and in
sludges and to survey the Columbia River sediment quality above and
below the mill.
The area of study was Columbia River Lake Walula. Stations sampled
were in the Lake Wallula area: Badger Island, Old Outfall, Port Kelley
and Hat Rock.
Sediment samples consisted of a homogenized composite of 3 grab
samples. Samples were shipped on ice to laboratory. Sample
chain-of-custody procedures were followed.
Target analytes were Dioxins and furans; metals; PCBs; organochlorine
pesticides; volatiles; semi-volatiles.
Analytical techniques included volatiles (EPA Method 8240); OC
pesticides (EPA Method 8080); semi-volatiles (EPA Method 8270);
Dioxins and furans (EPA Method 8290); Priority metals (EPA Method
200); Cr (EPA Method 7195); CN (ALPHA 45000-CN). All data are
reported on a dry weight basis. Total dioxin and furan concentrations
were determined by the laboratory as the sum of the individual
congeners that were detected.
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arthur Johnson, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Class II Inspection of the Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Data Presentation Form: pdfOnline Resource: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/97302.html
Start Date: 1992-04-01Stop Date: 1992-04-30
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND > SALINE LAKES > LAKE WALLULA
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM > COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Quality Written Quality Assurance reviews were prepared by the Manchester
Laboratory for all laboratory data contained in this report. QA
measures included an assessment of sample holding times, instrument
calibration, method blanks, spike and surrogate recoveries and
precision data. ... All chemical data are considered acceptable for use
with the qualifiers provided.
The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:
B-Analyte also found in laboratory blank;
E-Estimated maximum possible concentration.
N-Spike recovery outside of laboratory control limits.
P-For metals "P" indicates that analyte detected below
quantitation limit. For dioxin and furan congers "P" indicates that
there were poorly resolved gas chromatograph peaks.
U-Not detected. Value is the detection limit.
Data not meeting project guidelines for laboratory precision or
accuracy have been qualified where appropriate.
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) 407-6766
Email: rjo461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Washington Department of Ecology
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Johnson, A. and M. Heffner. 1993. Class II inspection of the Boise
Cascade Pulp & Paper Mill, Wallula, Washington - April 1992.
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