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Main Title Survey of chemical contaminants in fish, invertebrates and plants collected in the vicnity of Tyonek, Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek, Cook Inlet, Alaska
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lorenzana, Roseanne M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Office of Environmental Assessment,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 910-R-01-003
Stock Number PB2005-103105
OCLC Number 55006860
Subjects Seafood--Contamination--Health aspects ; Water--Pollution--Alaska--Cook Inlet Region ; Offshore oil industry--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Cook Inlet Region ; Offshore gas industry--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Cook Inlet Region ; Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Cook Inlet Region
Additional Subjects Seafood ; Chemical contamination ; Alaska ; Contaminants ; Chemical analysis ; Data collection ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Aquatic plants ; Biota ;
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1004IZ6.PDF
http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/oea.nsf/webpage/Cook+Inlet+Survey+of+Chemical+Contaminants+in+Seafoods+
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ESAD  EPA 910-R-01-003 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/10/2016
NTIS  PB2005-103105 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation ix, 48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.).
Abstract
These data were collected by EPA Office of Water (OW), Office of Science and Technology with assistance from Port Graham and Nanwalek Tribal residents and professional staff. Field sampling was conducted between June 5 and July 24, 1997. This report is a summary of the data only. For chemical concentrations which were detected, the average, maximum and minimum values are presented. A total of 81 tissue samples comprised of seven fish species, eight invertebrates and three plant species were sampled and analyzed for concentration of 161 chemicals. These results provide a good survey data set for environmental chemicals presented in uncooked, whole body tissues samples of these Cook Inlet biota. There were detections of global contaminants: mercury, organochlorine pesticides, and PCB congeners. On the other hand, there was minimal detection of another ubiquitous contaminant group, dioxins and furans. In the 81 tissue samples analyzed for dioxin and furan congeners, only one type of dioxin, OCDD, was detected in one duplicate chinook salmon sample (13 ppt). Detectable concentrations of dioxins and furans were not found in other Cook Inlet tissue samples. The detection of many individual PAH compounds in the Cook Inlet tissue samples may have resulted from the use of very sensitive methods. Approximately one-half of the 104 individual PAHs were detected in fish, invertebrate and plant samples. Chinook tissues samples had the highest total average PAH concentration (253 ppb).
Notes
"December 2003." "EPA 910-R-01-003." Accompanying CD-ROM contains Appendices A - L in PDF format, electronic spreadsheets containing data for each sample in Excel format, and the document itself in PDF format.
Contents Notes
"These data were collected by the EPA Office of Water (OW), Office of Science and Technology with assistance from Port Graham and Nanwalek Tribal residents and professional staff. Field sampling was conducted between June 5 and July 24, 1997. This report is a summary of the data, only. For chemical concentrations which where detected, the average, maximum and minimum values are presented. The individual data {are} on an accompanying compact disk (Appendix C)..." -- Executive Summary, p. ix.