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Main Title Toxicity of Sediments from Western Lake Erie and the Maumee River at Toledo, Ohio, 1987: Implications for Current Dredged Material Disposal Practices.
Author Hoke, R. A.; Giesy, J. P.; Ankley, G. T.; Newsted, J. L.; Adams, J. R.;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. ;Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, NY. Buffalo District.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/342;
Stock Number PB91-163568
Subjects Toxicity; Water pollution effects(Animals); Sediments; Lake Erie; Maumee River; Bioassay; Environmental monitoring; Tables(Data); Luminescence; Dose-response relationships; Reproduction(Biology); Reprints; Pimephales promelas; Chironomus tentans; Ceriodaphnia dubia
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB91-163568 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
Collation 18p
Abstract The toxicity of sediments in the Maumee River, the Maumee River-western Lake Erie federal navigation channel, and selected areas of western Lake Erie was measured using four assays: Photobacterium phosphoreum 15-minute bioluminescence inhibition (Microtox) in sediment porewaters and elutriates; Ceriodaphnia dubia 7-day survival and reproduction; Pimephales promelas 7-day larval survival and growth in sediment elutriates; and Chironomus tentans 10-day growth inhibition in whole sediments. The Microtox assay generally was the most sensitive of the four assays used in the investigation. Sediment elutriates were always equally or more toxic than porewaters from the same location when tested using the Microtox assay. The greatest toxicity in the Microtox and C. tentans assays was observed with porewaters or elutriates and sediments collected near point sources of contaminants to the Maumee River. Very little toxicity was observed in any assay using open-lake navigation channel or disposal site sediments or sediment extracts. Previous investigations also have reported little acute toxicity and little or no bioaccumulation of any measured sediment contaminants from study area sediments during laboratory toxicity or bioaccumulation assays. Sediments from the Lake Erie portion of the navigation channel evaluated during the investigation were suitable for open-lake disposal based on the lack of observed effects in the four assays.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Great Lakes Research 16, n3 p457-470 1990. Prepared in cooperation with Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, and Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, NY. Buffalo District.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Toxicity of Sediments from Western Lake Erie and the Maumee River at Toledo, Ohio, 1987: Implications for Current Dredged Material Disposal Practices.
Category Codes 68D; 57Y; 57H
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Control Number 113027386
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT