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Main Title Toxicity of Detroit River Sediment Interstitial Water to the Bacterium 'Photobacterium phosphoreum'.
Author Kreis, R. G. ; Giesy, J. P. ; Horvath, F. J. ; Rosiu, C. J. ; Graney, R. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Grosse Ile, MI. Large Lakes Research Station. ;Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. ;Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Lansing.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/364;
Stock Number PB89-237374
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Detroit River ; Sedimentation ; Toxicity ; Site surveys ; Bioassay ; Metals ; Photobacterium phosphoreum
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-237374 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/18/1989
Collation 14p
The study used the Photobacterium phosphoreum bacterial luminescence assay (Microtox R) to survey the distribution of the toxicity of the sediments from the lower Detroit River during the summer of 1986. Of the 136 locations tested, 25 were classified as very toxic, 60 as moderately toxic, 10 as slightly toxic, and 41 were classified as being non-toxic. The greatest number of very toxic sites was observed on the western shore of the Trenton Channel; however, some very toxic locations were observed throughout the study area. The least toxic areas were observed at the eastern-most locations studied. The Microtox R assay has been found to be a sensitive assay, which can be calibrated to the responses of other organisms such as macroinvertebrates and can be related to the potential for distribution of macroinvertebrates in sediments. Therefore, the Microtox R assay is useful for rapid screening and mapping of toxicity of sediments.