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Main Title Validity of laboratory tests for predicting copper toxicity in streams /
Author Geckler, Jack R. ; Horning, William B. ; Neiheisel, Timothy M. ; Pickering, Quentin H. ; Robinson., Ernest L.
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Geckler, Jack R.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Cincinnati, Ohio. Newtown Fish Toxicology Station.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-116
Stock Number PB-264 867
OCLC Number 02881459
Subjects Water quality bioassay. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement. ; Aquatic biology--Technique. ; Copper--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Copper ; Toxicity ; Fresh water fishes ; Water pollution ; Shayler Run ; Field tests ; Fresh water biology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Invertebrates ; Exposure ; Mortality ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Water quality ; Predictions ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Ohio ; Clermont County(Ohio) ; Water quality data
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-116 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-3-76-116 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/24/2014
EKCD  EPA-600/3-76-116 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-3-76-116 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-76-116 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 05/16/1992
ELDM  QH96.57.B5V34 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 05/16/1992
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-116 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-264 867 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation xv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A field study was conducted on Shayler Run, in Clermont County, Ohio, to determine the effects of copper on the stream biota. Copper was added to the stream for 33 months to maintain a concentration of 120 microgram/l, a concentration that was expected to adversely affect some species of fish and not others. This natural stream received sewage effluent containing a variety of compounds known to affect acute copper toxicity. All but one abundant species of fish in the stream and four of the five most abundant macroinvertebrates were adversely affected by exposure to copper. Direct effects on fish were death, avoidance, and restricted spawning. To determine the usefulness of laboratory toxicity tests when establishing water quality criteria for an aquatic ecosystem, acute and chronic tests with copper were conducted at the Newtown Fish Toxicology Station and on-site at Shayler Run with stream species and the fathead minnow. The acute toxicity of copper varied widely because of water quality variations in the stream.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory, Duluth, Minn. Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-174).