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Main Title An evaluation of the suitability of the Cedar Bluff spill site for recovery of freshwater mussels, Clinch River, Tazewell County, Virginia : final report /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Henley, William F.
Publisher Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 669832545
Subjects Freshwater mussels--Effect of water pollution on ; Freshwater mussels--Clinch River (Va and Tenn) ; Freshwater mussels--Virginia--Tazewell County ; Water--Pollution--Physiological effect ; Chemical spills--Clinch River (Va and Tenn) ; Chemical spills--Virginia--Tazewell County
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QL430.7.U6E9 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/26/2010
Collation 22 leaves : charts ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 10-11).
Contents Notes
"A chemical spill of rubber accelerator occurred in September 1998, on Route 460 near Cedar Bluff, Virginia when a tanker truck overturned. Glycogen (mg/g WW) was measured in mantle tissue of rainbow mussels (Villosa iris) relocated to 1 upstream site and 2 sites downstream of the spill location. Sampling occurred over 4 sample dates. There were no significant differences in the mean glycogen levels of the mussels among sites (p=0.38), indicating that the river reach affected by the toxic spill is now seemingly suitable for the restoration of mussels. The maximum, minimum, and mean ages of mussels killed at the site were determined for ... 14 mussel species.... Ages of the various mussel species ranged from 4-70+ yr, with populations of each species containing individuals ranging in age from young (<10 yr) to old, indicating that most mussel populations affected by the spill were mature and experiencing recent recruitment."--Abstract.