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RECORD NUMBER: 7 OF 15
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of the atmospheric deposition of toxic contaminants to Puget Sound /|
|CORP Author||Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, Olympia, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.|
|Publisher||Washington State Dept. of Ecology?,|
|Report Number||EPA 910/9-91-027|
|Subjects||Atmospheric diffusion--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ; Water--Pollution--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ; Water quality--Washington (State)--Puget Sound--Measurement.|
|Additional Subjects||Puget Sound ; Deposition ; Air pollution ; Water pollution effects ; Toxic substances ; Washington(State) ; Air water interactions ; Water quality ; Commencement Bay ; Water pollution sampling ; Meteorological data ; Environmental transport ; Mathematical models ; Cost effectiveness ; Nutrients ; Water analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Metals ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Puget Sound Estuary Program|
|Collation||2 v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.|
A growing recognition of the potential for transfer of pollutants from air to water prompted the study of the contribution of airborne toxic contaminants to water quality problems in Puget Sound. The study objectives were: (1) to develop a better understanding of the relative contribution of atmospheric deposition to toxic contaminants in Commencement Bay and (2) to develop efficient and cost-effective tools which could be used for assessing the question in other Puget Sound reaches and embayments. Commencement Bay was selected to represent a 'worst case' test area in Puget Sound because it is heavily industrialized, having a complex mix of air pollution sources and high concentrations of chemicals in the bay sediments. The study design included sampling and analysis for metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and nutrients. Several mathematical models were created or modified for the study.
At head of title: Puget Sound Estuary Program. "August 1991." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 910/9-91-027."
[v. 1. No special title] -- [v. 2]. Appendices.