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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Contaminated Marine Sediments: Assessment and Remediation.
Author Swartz., R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;National Research Council, Washington, DC. Marine Board.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/188 ;ERLN-N068;
Stock Number PB91-132811
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Toxicity ; Marine biology ; Bioassay ; Remedial action ; Chemical water pollution ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Biological availability ; Environmental monitoring ; Test methods
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-132811 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 18p
Sediment toxicity tests have been developed on the basis of virtually all levels of biological organization from sub-cellular through model ecosystems. Rapid, cost-effective techniques based on acute exposures are often used in research and regulatory programs to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of sediment toxicity, and the relative toxicity of individual chemicals and complex wastes spiked into sediment. Sediment toxicity tests are part of several comprehensive methods for generating sediment quality criteria. Major research needs include test methods for chronic exposures, field validation of acute toxicity tests and the geochemical integrity of test materials, the relation between toxicity and the bioavailability/partitioning of contaminants in different sediment phases, models of toxicological interactions between sediment contaminants, and sediment wasteload allocation models.