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Inorganic compositional data for fine-grained Puget Sound sediment along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, September 2015

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Start Date
2015-04-22
End Date
2015-09-17

Citation

Takesue, R.K., 2018, Inorganic compositional data for fine-grained Puget Sound sediment along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, September 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9JCJ4EQ.

Summary

Nearshore surface sediment was collected with a petit ponar grab sampler between April 22 and September 17, 2015, at five sites in Puget Sound, Washington. Four sites were adjacent to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line in urban and non-urban areas, and one site was in an urban area that was not adjacent to the rail line. Total and near-total major, minor, trace, and rare earth element contents of the <0.063 mm sediment fraction were determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. These data accompany Takesue, R.K., and Campbell, P.L., 2019, Contaminant baselines and sediment provenance along the Puget Sound Energy Transport Corridor, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report [...]

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PugetSoundBaselineSedimentComposition2015.csv
“Puget Sound Baseline Sediment Compositions in 2015”
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Purpose

Baseline sedimentary contents of potentially toxic inorganic elements were assessed in marshes and embayments along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line in Puget Sound, Washington, in September 2015 prior to escalation of oil and coal transport through the region. In addition, distinctive geochemical characteristics, or signatures, distinguished volcanic- and non-volcanic sediment provenance.

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