Accession Number : ADA592331


Title :   Control of Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound, Phase 3: Study Of Atmospheric Deposition of Air Toxics to the Surface of Puget Sound


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY OLYMPIA


Personal Author(s) : Brandenberger, J M ; Louchouarn, P ; Kuo, L-J ; Crecelius, E A ; Cullinan, V ; Gill, G A ; Garland, C ; Williamson, J ; Dhammapala, R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592331.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 270


Abstract : The results of the Phase 1 Toxics Loading study suggested that runoff from the land surface and atmospheric deposition directly to marine waters have resulted in considerable loads of contaminants to Puget Sound (Hart Crowser, Inc. 2007). The limited data available for atmospheric deposition fluxes throughout Puget Sound was recognized as a significant data gap. Therefore, this study provided revisions to prior estimates or first reported atmospheric deposition fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and select trace elements for Puget Sound. Samples representing bulk atmospheric deposition were collected during 2008 and 2009 at seven stations around Puget Sound spanning from Padilla Bay south to Nisqually River including Hood Canal and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Revised annual loading estimates were calculated for each of the toxics and demonstrated an overall decrease in the atmospheric loading estimates except for PBDEs and total mercury (THg).


Descriptors :   *CHEMICALS , *PUGET SOUND , *TOXIC AGENTS , LAND AREAS


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Geography
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE