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Focus on Chemicals in Fish: Lake Chelan and Wenatchee Basin Fish Tested for Chemicals

 
Publication number Date Published
12-03-024March 2012
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Author(s) Seiders, K.
Description Two areas were sampled to determine if contaminant levels in fish were different from historical results: Lake Chelan for DDTs in lake trout and the Wenatchee River for PCBs in mountain whitefish. Two sample preparation methods (skin-on and skin-off fillets) were also compared to see if differences existed.

No reductions in contaminant levels in fish were found from either area. No differences were found in results from skin-off and skin-on fillets. The previously issued Fish Consumption Advisories for Lake Chelan and the Wenatchee River are unlikely to be changed by the Washington State Department of Health.
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Keywords Lake Chelan, Wenatchee River, toxics, contaminant, fish, 303(d), chemical, monitoring, PBTs, fish consumption
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
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DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP10

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