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Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program: Contaminants in Fish Tissue from Freshwater Environments in 2004 and 2005

 
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07-03-024June 2007
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Author(s) Seiders, K., C. Deligeannis, P. Sandvik
Description In 2004 and 2005, the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program analyzed 104 fish tissue samples representing 18 species from 49 freshwater sites and Chinook salmon from three coastal rivers. Contaminants frequently detected were mercury, PCBs, dioxins and furans, chlorinated pesticides, and PBDE flame retardants.

Contaminant levels in 93 samples from 45 sites did not meet Washington’s water quality standards. Contaminants exceeding standards were PCBs, 2,3,7,8-TCDD, mercury, 4,4’-DDE, 4,4’-DDD, dieldrin, chlordane, hexachlorobenzene, and toxaphene.

Recommendations include (1) evaluation of results to assess risks to human health from the consumption of contaminated fish, and (2) federal Clean Water Act Section 303(d)

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Keywords Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, WRIA 62, WRIA 46, WRIA 41, WRIA 27, WRIA 20, toxics monitoring, contaminant, health, WRIA 57, Columbia River, fish, 303(d), section 303, river, water, chemical, WRIA 17, monitoring, tribe, Puget Sound, PBTs, freshwater, furan
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 02,WRIA 03,WRIA 07,WRIA 08,WRIA 15,WRIA 17,WRIA 20,WRIA 21,WRIA 22,WRIA 23,WRIA 25,WRIA 26,WRIA 27,WRIA 29,WRIA 33,WRIA 34,WRIA 35,WRIA 41,WRIA 44,WRIA 45,WRIA 46,WRIA 47,WRIA 48,WRIA 54,WRIA 57,WRIA 59,WRIA 62)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP04

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP05

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