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PCBs in tissue of fish from the Spokane River, Washington, 1999

Fact Sheet 067-01

Prepared in cooperation with Washington State Department of Ecology
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Abstract

Several studies over the past 6 years have indicated that elevated concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Spokane River, Washington, are a potential hazard to human and aquatic health. To help address these concerns, fish were collected from the Spokane River in 1999 and analyzed for PCBs for a cooperative study by the U.S. Geological Survey (as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program) and the Washington State Department of Ecology. This Fact Sheet summarizes comparisons of PCB concentrations in fish tissue recommended by national criteria with concentrations in fish tissue analyzed for this 1999 cooperative study and for previous studies.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
PCBs in tissue of fish from the Spokane River, Washington, 1999
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
067-01
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Washington;Idaho;Montana
City:
Spokane;Post Falls
Other Geospatial:
Spokane River;Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins;Nine Mile Dam;Upriver Dam
Projection:
Albers Equal-Area Conic
Scale:
100000