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Main Title Survey of the benthic invertebrates collected from the United States 2800 meter radioactive waste disposal site in the Atlantic Ocean (final report) {MICROFICHE}
Author Reish, Donald J.
CORP Author California State Univ., Long Beach. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/520/1-82-003
Stock Number PB83-261701
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean ; Polychaeta ; Radioactive pollution of the sea
Additional Subjects Invertebrates ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; North Atlantic Ocean ; Coasts ; Sampling ; Deep water ; Annelida ; Crustacea ; Mollusca ; Echinodermata ; Abundance ; Size determination ; Nematoda ; Worms ; Sediments ; Life cycles ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Ocean waste disposal ; Marine disposal ; Low-level radioactive wastes ; Bioturbation
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NTIS  PB83-261701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the benthic fauna present in and near the vicinity of the United States Atlantic deepwater radioactive waste disposal site. Emphasis was placed on the polychaetous annelids because of their abundance and their role in the movement of sediments. In addition, the foraminifera were identified, counted, and the percent of aberrant forms recorded. The role of the benthic fauna to other forms of animal life, especially fish, as it relates to possible contamination from the radioactive waste material was determined and described.
"June 1983." "Prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under purchase order number WA-6-99-2769-A." "EPA520/1-82-003." Bibliography: p. 11-12. Microfiche.