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Main Title Toxicity Evaluations for Hazardous Waste Sites: An Ecological Assessment Perspective.
Author Linder, G.; Greene, J. C.; Kapustka, L.; Bartels, C. L.; Bollman, M.;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/220;
Stock Number PB90-134271
Subjects Ecology; Toxicity; Hazardous materials; Sites; Tests; Biology; Plant ecology; Animal ecology; Assessments; Exposure; Mixtures; Maps; Evaluation; Chemicals
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB90-134271 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/15/1990
Collation 21p
Abstract Ecological assessments for hazardous waste sites should include acute toxicity tests as well as short-term tests which measure biological endpoints other than death. Toxicity and field assessment methods may be assembled into 'tool boxes' which reflect not only the site-specific demands made by the ecological assessment process, but the continuing progress in methods development. Toxicity assessment tools may yield information regarding acute biological responses elicited by site-samples as well as suggest longer-term biological effects potentially associated with subacute and chronic exposures to complex chemical mixtures characteristic of hazardous waste sites. Toxicity tests, however, are but one component of an ecological assessment for a hazardous waste site; field components must be given equal regard during the early phases of site evaluation. Through kriging, for example, areal distributions for site-specific toxicity and chemistry data sets may be derived, then 'maps' of site-sample toxicity and chemistries overlaid.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Proceedings of the Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium (5th), Washington, DC. July 24-28, 1989. Prepared in cooperation with NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
NTIS Title Notes Symposium paper.
Category Codes 68C; 57Y; 57H
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/02
Document Type NT
Control Number 005317114
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT