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Physical and chemical data from an evaluation of metal-contaminated sediments and pore water from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-09-05
End Date
2013-10-24

Citation

Besser, J.M., Kunz, J.L., Cox, S.E., Ingersoll, C.G., and Brumbaugh, W.G., 2017, Physical and chemical data from an evaluation of metal-contaminated sediments and pore water from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72F7KPC.

Summary

This data release contains physical and chemical data from an evaluation of metal contaminated sediments and pore water conducted by the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) with 66 sediment samples collected from in and around the Upper Columbia River in the fall of 2013. Sediments were analyzed for physical and chemical characteristics, including particle size distribution, total organic carbon, acid volatile sulfide, slag content, and concentrations of metals in total-recoverable and simultaneously-extracted fractions. Porewaters were separated by centrifugation and by peepers (diffusion samplers) and were analyzed for filterable metals, dissolved organic carbon, and major ions. These data are intended to be used to [...]

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Table 1. Upper Columbia River Sediment Sampling Site Descriptions.csv 3.29 KB
Table 2. Physical and chemical characterization of sediment.csv 7.5 KB
Table 3. Characterization of slag in sediment samples.csv 1.9 KB
Table 4. Characterization of centrifuged pore water samples.csv 13.48 KB
Table 5. Characterization of peeper pore water samples.csv 5.43 KB
Table 6. Water quality of overlying water from sediment bioassays.csv 56.19 KB

Purpose

To support a NRDAR claim of injury to benthic communities caused by toxic metals associated with waste released from a smelter

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