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Are They Safe to Eat? Fish Sampling at Hanford Reach National Monument

Date Posted: November 30, 2005

A cooperative research effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is attempting to establish whether irrigation drainwater has caused, or has the potential to cause, significant harm to human health, fish and wildlife, or could adversely affect the suitability of water for other beneficial uses on the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge/Hanford Reach National Monument (Monument) and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR).

As part of a cooperative effort with the BOR, the Services Upper Columbia Fish and Wildlife Office (UCFWO), the Monument, and the CNWR are participating in the CBP-wide sampling effort to evaluate and analyze fish tissues for hazardous organochlorine pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenols (PCBs), and heavy metals. UCFWOs Resource Contaminants Specialist Toni Davidson is supervising the project.

A Link to the complete Journal Entry is provided below.

Contacts:
Tom Melanson, 503-872-2720

Links:
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1 Journal Entry: Are They Safe to Eat? Fish Sampling at Hanford Reach National Monument

To view past Accomplishment Reports and other news from Hanford Reach National Monument visit: http://www.fws.gov/hanfordreach/

Last updated: February 13, 2013