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Main Title Validity of effluent and ambient toxicity tests for predicting biological impact, Kanawha River, Charleston, West Virginia /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mount, Donald Irvin.
Norberg-King, Teresa.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Permits Division,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/3-86/006; OWEP 86-03
Stock Number PB87-119509
OCLC Number 15584013
Subjects Water quality management--West Virginia--Charleston
Additional Subjects Water quality management--West Virginia--Charleston ; Toxicity ; Aquatic biology ; Water pollution ; Kanawha River ; Tests ; Minnows ; Daphnia ; Invertebrates ; Environmental impacts ; Industrial wastes ; Municipalities ; Comparison ; Sensitivity ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Tables(Data) ; Ceriodaphnia
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD365.V34 1986 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-86-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJED  EPA/600/3-86/006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/3-86/006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/07/2011
EKCD  EPA/600/3-86/006 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-3-86-006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/18/1998
ELDD  EPA/600/3-86/006 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/06/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-3-86-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB87-119509 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm
The study was the eighth in a series of eight and was conducted on the Kanawha River near Charleston, West Virginia, which receives discharges from many industrial and municipal facilities. The study area comprises about 125 km of the Kanawha River, from the London Pool downstream to the Winfield Pool. Ambient toxicity tests using the Ceriodaphnia dubia and fathead minnow 7-d tests were conducted on samples from 34 river stations. Effluent dilution toxicity tests using Ceriodaphnia were conducted on samples from 11 discharges and fathead minnow effluent dilution toxicity tests were run on four discharges. From 60 to 100% correct predictions of community impact were made by the toxicity tests, depending on the levels of effect compared. Impacts on macroinvertebrates was underestimated by the ambient tests. The toxicity values derived from the effluent dilution tests do not suggest that the effluents should cause toxicity after mixing.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "July 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages R-1). "EPA/600/3-86/006." "OWEP 86-03"--Cover.