This report summarizes twelve background technical reports for operations investigated during 1986-87. The purpose of this monitoring program was to examine major discharges for contaminants of concern which may not have been previously identified as entering the estuary. These industrial and municipal operations were identified previously by an interagency committee in a 1984 report titled "Fraser River Estuary Monitoring: A Recommended Approach" as having the greatest potential for discharging large quantities of contaminants of concern to the Fraser River Estuary.
During the 1986-87 fiscal year, the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Parks (MOEP), through the Fraser River Harbour Commission (FRHC), and with cooperation from Environmental Protection, conducted the first year of the monitoring program largely as outlined in the 1984 report. Twelve sites were investigated with detailed assessments at 8 industrial sites and somewhat less detailed assessments at 3 sewage treatment plants and a wood treatment plant. Monitoring certain categories of effluent was carried out according to procedures established in the appendices to this report, for each industrial sector. Ambient samples were collected on outgoing tides. The purpose of this summary report is to identify the locaation of major sources of some contaminants so that future ambient monitoring programs can take this knowledge into account.
Supervisory Coordinating Committee, Brush, G.; Swain, L.G; Walton, D.G.. 1987. Summary Report of the 1986 Effluent Monitoring Program. Fraser Port; Province of British Columbia
Topic: Solid or Liquid Waste
Keywords: effluent monitoring, industry stewardship, contamination, waste management
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