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Survey for Petroleum and Other Chemical Contaminants in the Sediments of Fidalgo Bay

Publication number Date Published
97-338November 1997
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Author(s) Johnson, A.
Description A history of oil releases and other spills was the impetus for a sediment quality survey conducted in North Puget Sound’s Fidalgo Bay and vicinity during April 1997. The objectives were to determine if the sediments were contaminated with petroleum and if sediment quality standards were exceeded. Results are reported on total petroleum hydrocarbons in sediment samples from 30 sites; on a subset of 14 sites analyzed for metals, semi-volatile organic compounds, and PCBs; and on five sites analyzed for tributyltins. With the exception of one nearshore area in the inner bay contaminated with motor oil and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), there was little evidence of significant contamination.
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Keywords hydrocarbons, results, metals, contaminant, chemical, sediment, survey, spill, Puget Sound, PCBs, petroleum, contaminated sediment
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 03 Lower Skagit-Samish
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