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Background Characterization for Metals and Organic Compounds in Northeast Washington Lakes, Part 2: Fish Tissue

Publication number Date Published
11-03-054December 2011
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Author(s) Johnson, A., M. Friese, J. Roland, A. Fernandez, C. Gruenenfelder, B. Dowling, and T. Hamlin
Description A range of potentially toxic metals and organic compounds were analyzed in fish fillet and whole fish samples from 12 northeast Washington lakes and 2 rivers thought to be minimally impacted by local human activities. One lake and one river were also sampled in northern Idaho. Sediment samples were analyzed from most of these locations, results of which were published in a previous report (Part 1). The goal of the overall study was to provide regional-scale data to support cleanup activities associated with northeastern Washington waterbodies. The chemicals analyzed in fish tissue included antimony, arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, zinc, PCBs, dioxins, and brominated flame retardants.
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Keywords metals, fish, river, water, toxic, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 58,WRIA 59,WRIA 60,WRIA 61,WRIA 62)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #AJOH0063


Quality Assurance Project Plan: Assessment for Chemical Contaminants in Northeastern Washington Area Lakes.