Control of Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound, Phase 3: Study Of Atmospheric Deposition of Air Toxics to the Surface of Puget Sound
WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY OLYMPIA
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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.
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare