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Analysis of Fish Tissue from Long Lake (Spokane River) for PCBs and Selected Metals

 
Publication number Date Published
02-03-049November 2002
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Author(s) Jack, R. and M. Roose
Description Over 200 largemouth bass, largescale suckers, mountain whitefish, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch were collected from two reaches of Long Lake, Spokane County. Fish were grouped into 28 species-specific composite fillet samples. Samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Aroclors, PCB congeners, percent lipids, zinc, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Concentrations in largescale sucker fillets were found to be between 13 and 27 times the PCB fish tissue threshold derived from the National Toxics Rule. Raw data were provided to the Washington State Department of Health for their evaluation of the potential health risks from fish consumption. (See "Download Data Supplement" for the appendix.)
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Keywords Spokane County, chemical concentrations, samples, county, tissue, toxics, metals, rule, environmental, health, Spokane River, fish, study, river, chemical, toxic, zinc, PCBs, lake, lead, Environmental Protection Agency
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 54 Lower Spokane
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #RJAC002

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