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POSTER: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDES) in Puget Sound Sediments (2004-2008)

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09-03-022May 2009
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Author(s) Dutch, M. and S. Weakland
Description Concentrations of 13 PBDE congeners were measured in sediments from 210 monitoring stations in Puget Sound from 2004 through 2008. Three congeners, BDE-47, -99, and -209, were detected in sediments from 7 surveys, and were measured in the highest percentages (70%, 38%, 26%, respectively) of 210 stations sampled. They were in highest concentrations in and near urban embayments, and were higher than levels measured in some European and Asian sediments. Congeners BDE-184 and -191 were found only in Boundary Bay, in the path of the Fraser River sediment plume. Other BDE congener levels were low (<1 ppb) or undetected.
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Keywords poster, urban, river, sediment, Puget Sound
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