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Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program: Toxic Contaminants in Fish Tissue and Surface Water in Freshwater Environments, 2003

 
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06-03-019May 2006
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Author(s) Seiders, K., C. Deligeannis, and K. Kinney
Description In 2003, the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program analyzed 25 composite samples of edible fish tissue from ten sites. Contaminants found were mercury, PCBs, dioxins/furans, flame retardants, and over a dozen chlorinated pesticides.

Fish tissue samples exceeded water quality standards at eight sites: Banks Lake, Sprague Lake, Scooteney Reservoir, Silver Lake, Lake Washington, Lacamas Lake, Roses Lake, and the Spokane River. Few contaminants were detected in samples from Curlew Lake and Twin Lakes.

Water samples from ten other sites were analyzed for 115 chlorinated, organophosphorous, and nitrogen pesticides. Only six pesticides were detected at low levels and low frequencies.
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Keywords dieldrin, recommendations, silver, Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, Reservoir, stream, WRIA 60, WRIA 41, WRIA 43, WRIA 28, tissue, toxics monitoring, rule, surface water, contaminant, Spokane River, fish, 303(d), river, water, chemical, monitoring, mercury, PBTs, lake, freshwater, furan
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 08,WRIA 28,WRIA 34,WRIA 36,WRIA 41,WRIA 42,WRIA 43,WRIA 47,WRIA 54,WRIA 59,WRIA 60)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP03

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