Columbia River Dioxin Study

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dana Davoli, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Columbia River Dioxin Study
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Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Description:
Abstract:
The Columbia River and segments of the Snake and Willamette Rivers are currently water quality limited due to the presence of elevated levels of 2,3,7,8-TCDD. As a result, U.S. EPA Region 10, established a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of 6 mg of 2,3,7,8-TCDD/day based upon state water quality standards applicable to the Columbia River basin and the volume of water in the Columbia River. The data set focused on one or two sampling locations in a specific segment of the river. Criteria for choosing these locations were to: (1) sample at fishing sites, (2) collect organisms that are consumed by Native Americans and others fishing in the Columbia River basin, (3) collect organisms that are good indicators of contaminant levels in the river and of levels of contaminants that may be ingested by aquatic and terrestrial predators. There were six locations which sampled dioxin/furans, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), semi-volatiles, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mercury (Hg) by using rod and reel, electroshocking, setline and hoop and/or gill net. The area of study is the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam. Samples consist of composite between 3-8 samples and individual fillets. Crayfish will be handled in the same way as fish using baited traps. Crayfish are represented as a composite of 30 organisms, following whole body analysis. Total dioxin and furan concentrations were determined by the laboratory as the sum of the individual congeners that were detected. The metadata for this data was taken from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Columbia River Basin: Biota Database Abstracts.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Davoli, D. 29 August 1994. Personal Communication (data package sent to Steve Ellis, Tetra Tech, Inc., Redmond, WA). Selected fish tissue contaminant data from the U.S. EPA Columbia River toxic substances study. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Seattle, WA.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19940801
Ending_Date: 19940901
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > DIOXINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS > FURANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > DIOXINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > FURANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > SALMONS/TROUTS > CHINOOK SALMON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > SALMONS/TROUTS > STEELHEAD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > PERCH-LIKE FISHES > SMALLMOUTH BASS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > PERCH-LIKE FISHES > WALLEYE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > CRAYFISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > CATFISHES/MINNOWS > CHANNEL CATFISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > STURGEONS/PADDLEFISHES > STURGEON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT > COLUMBIA RIVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION > DIOXINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION > FURANS
Theme_Keyword: BEST > BIOMONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS AND TRENDS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Arsenic
Theme_Keyword: Bdp
Theme_Keyword: Best
Theme_Keyword: Biological Data Profile
Theme_Keyword: Biomonitoring Of Environmental Status And Trends
Theme_Keyword: Bonneville Dam
Theme_Keyword: Channel Catfish
Theme_Keyword: Chinook Salmon
Theme_Keyword: Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Contaminants
Theme_Keyword: Crayfish
Theme_Keyword: Dioxins
Theme_Keyword: Furans
Theme_Keyword: Mcnary Dam
Theme_Keyword: Mercury
Theme_Keyword: Metals
Theme_Keyword: Organochlorines
Theme_Keyword: Pahs
Theme_Keyword: Pcbs
Theme_Keyword: Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Theme_Keyword: Semi-volatiles
Theme_Keyword: Semivolatiles
Theme_Keyword: Smallmouth Bass
Theme_Keyword: Steelhead
Theme_Keyword: Sturgeon
Theme_Keyword: Walleye
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > SEATTLE
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Users of these data should be cautioned that a preliminary data validation performed by the U.S. EPA indicates that some of the data for 2,3,7,8-TCDF should be qualified as unusable. These data have been qualified using an "R" in the database.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DANA DAVOLI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Address: 0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98101
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 553-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 553-0119
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: davoli.dana@epa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Internal standards, laboratory duplicates, matrix spikes, and method blanks were used for data evaluation. Preliminary data validation indicates that some of the samples displayed interference with 2,3,7,8-TCDF measurements. Therefore, the analysis for some of the samples of 2,3,7,8-TCDF and total TCDF were rejected (this is preliminary information and completion of the data validation is forthcoming). Latitudes and longitudes were provided, but it was unclear if the latitudes and longitudes provided were proposed sampling locations, or the actual locations sampled. It was also unclear which samples should be associated with a particular latitude and longitude. Therefore, latitudes and longitudes were estimated for each of the general sample locations for entry in the database along with the analytical data provided.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EPA/PNW > Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contact_Person: DANA DAVOLI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Address: 0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98101
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 553-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 553-0119
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: davoli.dana@epa.gov
Resource_Description: usepa_best03
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.epa.gov/region10/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in the Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010223
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20020223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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