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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,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA 910-R-08-004
OCLC Number 298556490
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.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 910-R-08-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/02/2009
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).
Contents Notes
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.