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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
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
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Toxicity ; Hazardous materials ; Sites ; Tests ; Biology ; Plant ecology ; Animal ecology ; Assessments ; Exposure ; Mixtures ; Maps ; Evaluation ; Chemicals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-134271 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
Collation 21p
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.