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PBDE and Dioxin/Furans in Spokane Stormwater

Publication number Date Published
09-03-010February 2009
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Author(s) Lubliner, B.
Description During the spring of 2007, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) conducted toxics monitoring from 14 City of Spokane storm drains discharging to the Spokane River. Ecology measured polybrominated diphenylether flame retardants (PBDEs) in stormwater as well as dioxins/furans, total organic carbon, and grain size in sediments from stormwater manholes.

The concentrations of both PBDEs and dioxin/furans appear to be typical for urban areas in Washington State, based on the little data available for comparisons. These 2007 data will be used by Ecology’s Urban Waters Initiative for further source tracing efforts.
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Keywords toxics monitoring, Spokane River, fish, river, water, Urban Waters Initiative, stormwater, PBDE, dioxin
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 54 Lower Spokane
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #BRWA0004


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