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Main Title Trace metals monitoring at two ocean disposal sites /
Author Reynolds, Bruce H.,
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Health and Ecological Effects], Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/3-79-037
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 05061791
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects--United States ; Metals--Environmental aspects--United States ; Shellfish--Effect of water pollution on--United States
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Metals ; Toxicology ; Cadmium ; Bioassay ; Aquatic animals ; Toxicity ; Ocean environments ; Water quality ; Waste disposal ; Copper ; Nickel ; Vanadium ; Clams ; Mollusca ; Marine biology ; Environments ; Invertebrates ; Tissues(Biology) ; Distribution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Shellfish ; Invertebrates ; Heavy metals ; Ocean waste disposal ; Solid waste disposal ; Monitoring ; Quahogs ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxic substances ; Scallops ; Pectinidae
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD427.H45R49 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EHBD  EPA-600/3-79-037 2 copies CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-037 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/07/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-037 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-037 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
NTIS  PB-296 898 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The areal distributions of the concentration of cadmium, copper, nickel, and vanadium in sea scallop and ocean quahog tissue were examined in the vicinity of two ocean disposal sites located off the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast on four cruises conducted in 1974 and 1975. Incidental collections of the surf clams were also made on the last cruise. Patterns of meals distribution show that (1) these metals may be used as identification tags for the individual types of wastes disposed at the two sites; (2) the distribution patterns of the metals content in shellfish may be explained to a large extent by the regional current patterns; and (3) the known toxicity of the wastes plus the demonstrated biological availability of the metals contained therein, coupled with the existence of an abundant literature documenting their toxicity in general, indicate that the wastes pose a significant threat to marine biota in the vicinity of these disposal sites.
"Study was conducted in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Environmental Impacts Branch, Philadelphia, Pa." "March 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).