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Chemical Contaminants in Salmon Bay Sediments-Results of Phase II Sampling

Publication number Date Published
96-343November 1996
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Author(s) Serdar, D.
Description During 1995, the Washington State Department of Ecology conducted a survey of chemical contaminants in bottom sediments from 29 areas throughout Salmon Bay. Sediments were analyzed for metals (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, and zinc), semivolatile organics, PCBs, and butyltins. Chemical data were compared to earlier studies in the basin and areal distributions were evaluated. Data were also compared to criteria to assess potential effects on aquatic organisms. Recommendations for further actions are included.
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Keywords recommendations, bioassay, results, toxicity, metals, contaminant, study, basin, chemical, sediment, toxic, zinc, salmon, marine sediment, mercury, PCBs, pH, lead, contaminated sediment, copper, cadmium, chromium
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 08 Cedar-Sammamish
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Concentrations of Chemical Contaminants and Bioassay Response to Sediments in Salmon Bay, Seattle: Results of Phase III Sampling