Role of Dietary Exposure for Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Metals in Aquatic Ecosystems Affected by Mining

EPA Grant Number: R829500C001
Subproject: this is subproject number 001 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829500
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment
Center Director: Allen, Herbert E.
Title: Role of Dietary Exposure for Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Metals in Aquatic Ecosystems Affected by Mining
Investigators: Ross, Phillipe
Institution: Colorado School of Mines
EPA Project Officer: Hahn, Intaek
Project Period: April 1, 2002 through March 31, 2005
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2006) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research , Hazardous Waste/Remediation

Objective:

The objective of this research project is to examine the spatial and temporal trends in both dissolved and suspended metal concentrations. These results will be used in the development of the Unit World Model (UWM). This project has investigated copper, iron, manganese, and zinc in the dissolved and suspended phases in the North Fork of Clear Creek (NFCC) in Colorado. Acid mine drainage (AMD) enters the creek and results in high concentrations of heavy metals, including iron, zinc, copper, and manganese in the water and the associated sediments.

Publications and Presentations:

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Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Waste, Geochemistry, Hazardous Waste, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Hazardous, fate and transport , PCB, remediation, DDT, aquatic ecosystems, extraction of metals, dietary exposure, bioaccumulation, metal contamination

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R829500    Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829500C001 Role of Dietary Exposure for Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Metals in Aquatic Ecosystems Affected by Mining
    R829500C002 The Role of Organic Matter and Metal Oxides in the Retention of Trace Metals by Soil and Suspended Particles
    R829500C003 Developing a Model to Predict the Persistence of Metals in Aquatic Environments
    R829500C004 Effects of Dietary Metal Exposure on Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates
    R829500C005 Aquatic Toxicity and Exposure Assessment
    R829500C006 Development of a Model to Predict the Bioavailability of Metals to Soil Invertebrates
    R829500C007 Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Dietborne Particulate Metals to Benthic Invertebrates