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Metals Concentrations in Fish Caught in Claypit Pond, Whatcom County, WA.

Publication number Date Published
88-e01October 1988
VIEW NOW Metals Concentrations in Fish Caught in Claypit Pond, Whatcom County, WA. (Number of pages: 11) (Publication Size: 619KB)

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Author(s) Cubbage, J.
Description Heavy metal contamination is a concern in Claypit Pond, a small (12 acre) lake 200 feet directly downstream from the Thermal Reduction Company, a municipal-scale incineration facility in Whatcom County. Ash from incineration is deposited on site. Claypit Pond was the site of a purported fish kill in 1979 (an age class of fish was missing from a sample taken in 1980) and relatively high heavy metal concentrations in water (Kittle 1980).
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Keywords Whatcom, county, reduction, metals, fish, water, thermal, lake
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