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dc.creatorUnited States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-14T02:19:26Z
dc.date.available2011-04-14T02:19:26Z
dc.date.issued1999-09
dc.identifier.otherAccession # 11290
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/27818
dc.description218 pages; available for download at the link below.en
dc.description.abstractThis document describes the national mercury data base compiled and quality assured by EPA's Standards and Applied Science Division within the Office of Water's Office of Science and Technology. In addition to this introduction, this document contains a description of the data base (Section 2.0), including an overview of the data base format, inconsistencies among data sets, and a discussion of the steps taken to standardize and ensure data quality. Section 3 describes the data base in detail and provides a national overview of the types of data contained in the data base and a summary of mercury concentrations in selected fish species. Section 3 also presents state profiles; for each state included in the data base, a four-page graphical and tabular summary is provided. Each summary presents sampling information (e.g., the number of fish and sites sampled); detail on the ten most common species and other variables related to fish that are contained in each state data set; sampling sites and range in mercury concentration across each state for those reporting latitude and longitude; and summary statistics on fish mercury content. Section 4 describes issues relevant to analysis of the data, including treatment of nondetects, and provides a brief discussion of the potential future uses of the data base. Section 5 lists the references consulted in preparing this report.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUnited States Environmental Protection Agencyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEPA;823-R-99-014
dc.subjectmercury bioaccumulationen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.subjectheavy metal contaminationen
dc.subjectenvironmental protectionen
dc.titleNational Survey of Mercury Concentrations in Fish: Data Base Summary 1990-1995en
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.locationGBIC Special Collection
dc.call-noSPEC COLL GBAY ACC#11290


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