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Main Title Water Column Toxicity from Contaminated Marine Sediments: Effects on Multiple Endpoints of Three Marine Species.
Author Burgess, R. M. ; Comeleo, R. ; Tagliabue, M. D. ; Sheehan, K. V. ; Kuhn, A. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.;Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C1-0005 ;EPA-68-03-3529; EPA/600/J-93/311 ; ERLN-1191
Stock Number PB93-229334
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Water pollution effects ; Marine biology ; Planktonic sediments ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Algae ; Echinodermata ; Crustacea ; Growth ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Fertility ; Fecundity ; Reprints ; Water columns ; Champia parvula ; Arbacia punctulata ; Mysidopsis bahia
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-229334 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
Water quality monitoring programs often include toxicity testing of ambient waters with the assumption that observed toxicity is due to existing anthropogenic discharges. These assessments rarely consider the potential that water column toxicity may originate from contaminated sediments. The objectives of the study were to (1) demonstrate that contaminated sediments can cause measurable water column toxicity and (2) illustrate the utility of short-term marine toxicity tests in these assessments. The approach used in the study demonstrates that contaminated sediments do have the potential to cause water column toxicity and that marine water column toxicity tests are sufficiently sensitive to detect this toxicity. In order to determine the contribution of the various sources of contamination to total water column toxicity, the data generated using the approach and other pertinent site information (hydrodynamic models, effluent and receiving water toxicity) can be integrated into a water column toxicity model. (Copyright (c) 1993 American Society for Testing and Materials.)