RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Phase 2: Improved Loading Estimates
Phase 2 built on the initial Phase 1 investigation by focusing on specific pathways and sources of toxic chemicals. These first two phases contributed to an improved understanding of toxic loadings into and movement within the Puget Sound ecosystem, and helped inform the development of the toxics reduction elements in the Puget Sound Partnership's 2020 Action Agenda (http://www.psp.wa.gov/aa_action_agenda.php - website is temporary unavailable as of 01/11/13).
Phase 2 findings improved our loading estimates for the following pathways:
Some of these projects also furthered development of tools to predict the fate of contaminants in the Sound and their effects on humans.
Various parties conducted the studies in the seven sub-tasks described below, and the staff of the Puget Sound Partnership has been coordinating the synthesis of these studies.
(2A) Loadings from Surface Runoff and Roadways
(2B) Loadings from Dischargers of Municipal and Industrial Wastewater
(2C) Bioaccumulation Model Estimates of Toxics from Sediments
(2D) Water Column Data for Puget Sound and its Ocean Boundary
(2E) Support for a Human Health Risk Assessment
(2F) Numerical Models of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Puget Sound
(2G) Biological Observing System (TBiOS) for Toxics in Puget Sound
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