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Main Title Amoco/Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Prevention Project, Yorktown, Virginia. Ecological Impacts of the Yorktown Refinery on the York River Estuarine Environment.
CORP Author Amoco Corp./Environmental Protection Agency, Yorktown, VA. Pollution Prevention Project.;Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
Publisher Nov 92
Year Published 1992
Stock Number PB92-228634
Additional Subjects Petroleum refineries ; Pollution prevention ; Waste management ; York River ; Environmental impacts ; Tests ; Laboratories ; Markers ; Fishes ; Exposure ; Ponds ; Field tests ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Benthos ; Bioassay ; Yorktown(Virginia) ; Biomarkers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-228634 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 84p
The volume includes the findings of a two-phase (laboratory and field) assessment of the potential use of biomarkers to evaluate the impact of the Refinery effluent on the York River. The study was jointly sponsored as a cooperative effort of Amoco Corporation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In the laboratory phase of the study, several of the biomarkers tested responded to various dilutions of process water effluent in an apparent dose-dependent manner. In the field study, however, there was little evidence that similar exposure is occurring in fish collected from the York River mainstream. The field data did suggest PAH exposure in fish collected from the stormwater settling pond and perhaps from the creek below the pond.