Comments on: Help Us Help Puget Sound! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Sydney Classifieds http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14743 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:02:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14743 You have to understand the problems of Puget Sound for the scientists that will give lot of trouble to the scientists.

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By: Michael Lane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14742 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:34:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14742 Thank you – that’s both informative and creepy. The actual sourcing for the PCBs (especially at present, 9 years post study) is worrisome. It appears to not be a Puget Sound phenomenon so much as a Pacific one, especially as regards Chinook-carried PCBs. With ocean current patterns what they are, and airborne dispersal, could we be reaping the PCB contaminants of the bulk of Asia, I wonder? If so, how is that particular source of contaminants to be addressed while we work on more local pollution issues?

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By: Charles Bert, EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14741 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:38:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14741 Dr. Peter Ross at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sydney, B.C., is a leading researcher on this subject. Here’s a link to one of his studies.

High PCB concentrations in free-ranging Pacific killer whales (scientific paper, PDF):
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/cbd/marine_mammal/kwworkshops/preypubs/pcbpacifickw.pdf

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14740 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:10:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14740 The only possible way to save Puget Sound is to peacefully reduce the human population that is destroying it.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14739 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 04:15:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14739 This is a very important project and sounds like a tough one. PCBs seem to have a role with the whales especially. So a plan like the Action Plan that addresses the different points of toxic waste contamination and does it in an integrated way is critical. There is alot of shipyard activihty here and probably dumps that took what are now hazardous wastes before they were defined as hazardous wastes. Wastes from old dumps that may or may not be in use now has had a chance to leak into water supplies. Another important issue is sewer treatment before discharge into the waters of the Sound not only from city, county, and military treatment plants but also from ships and also pleasure craft discharging the bildge tanks directly into the water that all needs to be looked at. Water runoff from car and truck washes, garages, storage yards, railyards, parking lots, manufacturing facilities is another major question. There is much to do. But with work and bringing together all the players in a unified effort, the Sound can be brought back. The Action Plan will be a huge step forward. Thank you. Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Michael Lane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/help-us-help-puget-sound/#comment-14738 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:46:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1008#comment-14738 “orca whales living in Puget Sound are some of the most contaminated mammals on the planet.”

Could you provide a link to data or cite this? I’d like to see it myself.

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