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Ila Shimabuku

Environmental Analyst
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
(510) 746-7352

Ila Shimabuku received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research assessed the capacity of peroxide and persulfate to act as symbiotic contaminant oxidizers in regards to their application in groundwater remediation. After completing her degree, Ila served as a sanitation engineer by designing school and household water and sanitation facilities out of Build Change’s Port-au-Prince office. At SFEI, Ila conducts investigations on contaminants of emerging concern, possible Bay impairment due to nutrient levels and harmful algal blooms, as well as contaminant loads and pathways to the Bay by monitoring stormwater and assessing the efficacy of low-impact development.

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern Strategy (Project)

More than 100,000 chemicals have been registered or approved for commercial use in the US. For many of these chemicals, major information gaps limit evaluations of their potential risks, and environmental monitoring of these chemicals has not been required by regulatory agencies. Nevertheless, researchers and government agencies have begun to collect occurrence, fate, and toxicity data for a number of these chemicals.