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Main Title SETAC Workshop on Whole Effluent Toxicity Tests. Session 4. Predicting Receiving System Impacts from Effluent Toxicity: A Marine Perspective. Held in Pellston, Michigan on September 16-21, 1995.
Author Schimmel, S. C. ; Thursby, G. B. ;
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number NHEERL-NAR-1736 ;EPA/600/A-96/034;
Stock Number PB96-169339
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Effluents ; Sea water ; Meetings ; Water pollution ; Case studies ; Field tests ; Estuaries ; Chemical analysis ;
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NTIS  PB96-169339 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/15/1996
Collation 18p
The purpose of this workshop session is to critically examine case studies conducted to evaluate effluent toxicity and related receiving system impacts. One difficulty in this evaluation is that no single marine case study has been designed with the goal to comprehensively evaluate that relationship. Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) tests originally were not designed to predict receiving system impacts. As the name states, they detect toxicity in whole effluents. In this presentation we emphasize several aspects of WET tests as they relate to case studies. First, we review some of what has been done in the marine environment relative linking effluent toxicity to the receiving system. Second, we propose a purpose for case studies. Finally, we present a discussion of how to improve the use of effluent toxicity data.