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Spokane River PCB Source Assessment, 2003-2007

 
Publication number Date Published
11-03-013May 2011
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Author(s) Serdar, D., B. Lubliner, A. Johnson, and D. Norton
Description Between 2003 and 2007, the Department of Ecology conducted a series of water quality studies to assess sources of PCBs in the Washington section of the Spokane River. The lower part of the river flows through the Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation. The Spokane Tribe has adopted water quality standards for their reservation.

PCBs were analyzed in river water, industrial and municipal wastewater effluents, stormwater, suspended particulate matter, bottom sediments, and fish tissue.

A PCB loading analysis indicated large reductions (>95%) would be required for all sources to meet the Spokane tribal standard.

The report presents recommendations for a comprehensive toxics control strategy.
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Keywords Long Lake, model, Spokane River, WRIA 55, WRIA 57, Columbia River, fish, river, water, toxic, tribe, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 54,WRIA 55,WRIA 57)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #DSER0010

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