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What harms Lake Whatcom?

The watershed should have no use other than as a drinking water reservoir.
We are confident that authoritative information and analysis will draw the conclusion that the harm exceeds the benefits.
This table is a collection of those things identified or suspected as being of notable harm to Lake Whatcom and the outflow into Whatcom Creek, considering their role for drinking, swimming and fishing.
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mercury
PCB
PAH
lead
pesticides
herbicides
fertilizers
cryptosporidium

Category Harmful
element
Threat Route into WaterShed Route into Water Authority:
Bibliographical
Reference
Chemical mercury Cancer air, homes, direct dumping air, runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping NWAPA, DoE, EPA
Chemical PCB
(polychlorinated biphenyl)
Cancer homes, direct dumping power-transformers(landslide), runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
Chemical PAH
(polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon)
Cancer air, homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
Chemical lead Kids' & fetus' Brain/Neurological Damage homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
Chemical pesticides endangered species life-disruption, food-chain ingestion air, homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
Chemical herbicides species life-disruption homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
Chemical fertilizers oxygen depletion, anaerobic decomposition... homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping CoB, DoE, EPA
BioOrganism cryptosporidium intestinal illness;
often fatal;
virtually untreatable
air, homes, direct dumping runoff, ground-water seepage, direct dumping DoH, DoE, EPA
BioOrganism fecal coliforms intestinal illness homes, wild and domestic pets runoff DoH, DoE, EPA
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these table entries are
for now just placeholders,
until ready to be made visible to the public.
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Add your items. Send to: tig@lakewhatcom.org
2003; June 22