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RECORD NUMBER: 37 OF 253
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Columbia River basin : state of the river report for toxics /|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,|
|Report Number||EPA 910-R-08-004|
|Subjects||Water--Pollution--Columbia River Watershed. ; Water quality management--Columbia River Watershed. ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects--Columbia River Watershed. ; DDT (Insecticide)--Environmental aspects--Columbia River Watershed. ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--Columbia River Watershed. ; Mercury--Environmental aspects--Columbia River Watershed. ; Polybrominated diphenyl ethers--Environmental aspects--Columbia River Watershed.|
|Collation||60 unnumbered pages : digital, PDF file|
Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 2, 2009). "January 2009." "EPA 910-R-08-004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-49).
The Columbia River Basin is contaminated with many toxic contaminants that are moving up the food chain, threatening the health of the Basin's people, fish, and wildlife. The State of the River Report for Toxics is a summary of what we know about four widespread contaminants in the Basin: mercury, DDT and its breakdown products, PCBs, and PBDE flame retardants. The report also highlights many important efforts to reduce toxics already underway in the Basin, including: erosion control in the Yakima Basin to reduce pesticide runoff; Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships to reduce pesticide use in the Hood River and Walla Walla Basins; PCB cleanup at Bonneville Dam; legacy pesticide collections and pharmaceutical take-back programs; and cleanup of the Portland Harbor, Hanford, and Lake Roosevelt contamination sites.