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Department of Ecology 1993-94 Investigation of PCBs in the Spokane River

Publication number Date Published
95-310February 1995
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Author(s) Toxic Investigation Section
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology conducted a series of investigations into the levels and sources of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Spokane River during July 1993 - September 1994. Data were obtained on PCBs in edible fish and crayfish tissue to support a human health evaluation by the Washington State Department of Health, currently in progress. The hazards posed to aquatic life and wildlife were assessed from data on PCB concentrations in samples of whole fish and river sediments. Industrial and municipal sources of PCBs to the river were identified, and recommendations made for follow-up sampling.
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Keywords industrial, investigation, health, Spokane River, fish, river, sediment, PCBs
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 54,WRIA 57)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #AJOH0005