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Metals Concentrations in Commencement Bay Waterways During 1997 - 1998

Publication number Date Published
99-308February 1999
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Author(s) Johnson, A., J. Summers
Description Zinc, copper, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, and nickel were analyzed in surface and deep water samples from three waterways in Commencement Bay and in the main bay during 1997-98. The data were analyzed for differences in metals concentrations between waterways and with depth, and compared to water quality criteria, historical data, and Puget Sound background. The fraction of dissolved metals was calculated and compared to EPA conversion factors used for setting metals limits in NPDES permits.
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Keywords results, Commencement Bay, metals, methods, cleanup, order, water, water quality, zinc, Puget Sound, mercury, NPDES, lead, copper, cadmium, chromium
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 10 Puyallup-White
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #AJOH0010