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Main Title Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Copper to the Fathead Minnow in a Surface Water of Variable Quality.
Author Brungs, W. A. ; Geckler, J. R. ; Gast., M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Cincinnati, Ohio. Newtown Fish Toxicology Station.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/008;
Stock Number PB-265 250
Additional Subjects Minnows ; Copper ; Toxicity ; Dilution ; Sewage ; Concentration(Composition) ; Fishes ; Water pollution ; Toxic tolerances ; Growth ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Survival ; Eggs ; Test methods ; Reprints ; Pimephales promelas
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 250 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Acute and chronic toxicity tests conducted with the fathead minnow and copper used as the source of dilution water a natural stream to which a sewage treatment plant upstream contributed a variety of materials known to affect acute copper toxicity. Nominal total copper 96-h median tolerance limit values (96-h TL50), determined with static testing procedures, ranged from 1.6 to 21 mg/l. Dissolved copper 96-h TL50 values ranged from 0.60 to 0.98 mg/l. The maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) based on survival, growth, reproduction, and hatchability of eggs was between 0.066 and 0.118 mg/l.