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Quality of Grays Harbor Pulp Mill Effluents, March-June 1989

Publication number Date Published
90-e43June 1990
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Author(s) Johnson, A., P. Hallinan, K. Seiders, and D. Davis
Description As part of a multi-agency study on low survival of Chehalis River coho salmon, chemical analyses and bioassays of final effluents from the Weyerhaeuser and ITT pulp mills in Grays Harbor were conducted on samples collected during unannounced inspections between March and June 1989. The primary differences observed in effluent chemistry were an order of magnitude higher concentrations of chromium and chloroform in ITT effluent and similarly elevated concentrations of phenols, quaiacols, catechols, resin acids, and fatty acids in Weyerhaeuser effluent. Based on TOX concentrations, the combined load of total halogenated material discharged to the inner harbor was estimated to be 8,800 pounds per day.
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Keywords pulp, receiving water, toxicity, study, river, order, water, toxic, quality, oyster, pulp mill, salmon, effluent
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 22 Lower Chehalis