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Main Title Reconnaissance survey of chemical contamination and biological effects in southern Puget Sound /
CORP Author PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Puget Sound,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-D8-0085; EPA/910/9-90/025
Stock Number PB91-211946
Subjects Marine pollution--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Estuarine sediments--Washington (State)--Puget Sound--Analysis ; Sedimentation and deposition--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Fishes--Effect of pollution on--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Estuarine sediments--Analysis ; Pacific Ocean--Puget Sound ; Estuarine sediments--Analysis--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Fishes--Effect of polluton on--Washington (State)--Puget Sound
Additional Subjects Puget Sound ; Water pollution effects ; Marine biology ; Chemical compounds ; Water pollution sampling ; Reconnaissance ; Sediments ; Embankments ; Pollution sources ; Animal pathology ; Bioaccumulation ; Bioassay ; Biological effects ; Fishes ; Toxicity
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NTIS  PB91-211946 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 134 pages : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 28 cm
The report describes the results of a field survey south of the Tacoma Narrows bridge in southern Puget Sound. Environmental conditions were evaluated in two urban embayments, eight nonurban embayments and three areas of the main channel in the southern Sound. Stations were located in depositional areas where chemical contaminants would be expected to accumulate in the sediments. All stations were located away from known contaminant sources in order to provide integrative assessments of contamination over relatively large areas. Chemical contamination of the south Sound was evaluated by measuring chemical concentrations in subtidal bottom sediments. Bioaccumulation of chemical contaminants was evaluated by measuring chemical concentrations in flatfish muscle tissues and littleneck clam meats. Chemical-related biological effects were evaluated by conducting amphipod sediment bioassays and histopathological analyses on livers of English sole.
"April, 1991." "Puget Sound Estuary Program"--Cover. "EPA contract 68-D8-0085, PTI contract C744-27." "EPA 910/9-90-025"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 73-75). Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,Office of Puget Sound. Microfiche.