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Main Title Chemicals and bacteriological organisms in recreational shellfish : final report /
Author Faigenblum, Jacques.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X. ;Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Environmental Health Programs.
Publisher Dept. of Social and Health Services,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/910/9-88/245;
Stock Number PB90-131129
OCLC Number 19952765
Subjects Marine pollution--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Shellfish--Washington (State)--Puget Sound
Additional Subjects Coliform bacteria ; Shellfish ; Toxicity ; Puget Sound ; Clams ; Indicator species ; Microbiology ; Metals ; Statistical analysis ; Spatial distribution ; Sites ; Coliform ; Chemicals ; Protothaca staminea ; Little neck clam ; Saxidonus giganteus ; Butter clam
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 910-9-88-245 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/08/2016
NTIS  PB90-131129 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : maps ; 28 cm.
The study was conducted to measure levels of toxic chemicals and bacteriological indicator organisms in clams taken from recreational harvesting areas of Puget Sound. The overall study hypothesis was that shellfish collected at sites close to urban bays would be found to have higher levels of such contaminants and indicator organisms than those collected at sites well away from urban or industrial influences. The chemicals selected for measurement were based on their toxicity, distribution and persistence in the environment. All were on the EPA's Priority Pollutant List and had been recognized as compounds of concern in Puget Sound. Target species were Protothaca staminea, the native little neck clam and Saxidomus giganteus, the butter clam taken from selected sites around Puget Sound.
"June 1988." "A cooperative study agreement between Office of Puget Sound Water Division, United States Environmental Health Protection Agency, Region 10, Seattle, Washington {and} Shellfish Section, Office of Environmental Health Programs, State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services, Olympia, Washington. Project officers: John Strong (EPA), Gary Plews (DSHS)." "Prepared in cooperation with United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Office of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington."