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Main Title Freshwater algae of the Nevada Test Site /
Author Taylor, W. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Giles, Kenneth R.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EMSL-LV-0539-25; EY-76-A-08-0539
Stock Number EMSL-LV-0539-25
OCLC Number 36875706
Subjects Algae. ; Diatoms. ; Green algae. ; Springs--Nevada. ; Cesium--Bioaccumulation. ; Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing. ; Nevada National Security Site (Nev.) ; Nuclear weapons--Testing. ; Nevada--Nevada National Security Site. ; Nevada Test Site (Nev.) ; Nevada--Nevada Test Site.
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA EMSL-LV-0539-25 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2011
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Collation iv, 19 pages : map ; 28 cm
"EMSL-LV-0539-25." "June 1979." "Prepared under memorandum of understanding no. EY-76-A-08-0539 for the U.S. Dept. of Energy." Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-19).
Contents Notes
Fifty-two species of freshwater algae were identified in samples collected from the eight known natural springs of the Nevada Test Site. Although several species were widespread, 29 species were site specific. Diatoms provided the greatest variety of species at each spring. Three-fifths of all algal species encountered were diatoms. Well-developed mats of filamentous green algae (Chlorophyta) were common in many of the water tanks associated with the springs and accounted for most of the algal biomass. Major nutrients were adequate, if not abundant, in most spring waters--growth being limited primarily by light and physical habitat. THere was some evidence of cesium-37 bioconcentration by algae at several of the springs.