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Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program: Freshwater Fish Tissue Component, 2008

 
Publication number Date Published
09-03-055November 2009
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Author(s) Seiders, K. and C. Deligeannis
Description During 2008, the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program analyzed 36 fish tissue samples representing 16 species of fish from 25 freshwater sites in Washington. Contaminants frequently detected were mercury, PCBs, PBDE flame retardants, 4,4-DDE, and dioxins and furans.

Contaminant levels in 24 samples from 14 sites did not meet Washington's water quality standards. Contaminants not meeting standards were PCBs, toxaphene, 4,4’-DDE, dioxins/furans, hexachlorobenzene, and dieldrin.

Recommendations include (1) add 14 sites to the federal Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list, and (2) evaluate results to assess risks to human health from the consumption of contaminated fish.
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Keywords Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, WRIA 30, WRIA 27, samples, criteria, tissue, toxics monitoring, lakes, contaminant, fish, 303(d), river, water, chemical, section 303(d), mercury, PBTs, dioxin, freshwater, furan, clean water act
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 07,WRIA 11,WRIA 21,WRIA 24,WRIA 27,WRIA 30,WRIA 34,WRIA 38,WRIA 39,WRIA 42,WRIA 45,WRIA 49,WRIA 58,WRIA CR)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP08

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