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Main Title Effects of Contaminants from Chromated Copper Arsenate-Treated Lumber on Benthos.
Author Weis, J. S. ; Weis, P. ;
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., Newark, NJ. Dept. of Biological Sciences. ;University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. Dept. of Anatomy.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/282;
Stock Number PB94-191087
Additional Subjects Wood preservatives ; Sediments ; Toxicity ; Water pollution sources ; Benthos ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chromium ; Copper ; Arsenic ; Bulkheads ; Ecosystems ; Coastal structures ; Environmental exposure ; Abundance ; Biological availability ; Reprints ; CCA(Chromated copper arsenate) ; Chromated copper arsenate ; Neanthes succinea ; Leptosynapta inhaerens ; Pensacola Beach(Florida)
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NTIS  PB94-191087 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The fine particle fraction of sediments collected near bulkheads made of CCA-treated wood had elevated levels of the three metals. These decreased with distance from the bulkhead. Although the concentrations in the fine particle fraction of these sediments were quite high, the sediments had less than 1% fine particles, being primarily sand. Metal levels in benthic organisms were also elevated adjacent to the bulkhead and decreased with distance. However, tests with the sediments adjacent to the bulkhead did not reveal consistent toxicity, probably because the overall concentrations of metals were low. On the other hand, benthic community analysis revealed that there were reduced species numbers, total numbers of organisms, and diversity in the sediments adjacent to the bulkheads compared to reference sediments with lower metal concentrations.