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RECORD NUMBER: 189 OF 234
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Sediment quality values refinement: volume I - data appendices : 1988 update and evaluation of Puget Sound AET|
|Author||Barrick, R. ; Becker, S. ; Brown, L. ; Beller, H. ; Pastorok, R.|
|CORP Author||PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA-910-9-88-246B; EPA-68-01-4341|
|Subjects||Marine pollution--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Puget Sound (Wash.)|
|Additional Subjects||Sediments ; Marine biology ; Water pollution ; Puget Sound Estuary ; Standards ; Oysters ; Crustacae ; Bioassay ; Environmental impacts ; Metals ; Tables(Data) ; Sites ; Washington(State) ; Chemicals ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioindicators|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.|
The report contains a detailed evaluation of the Apparent Effects Threshold (AET) approach. The AET approach can be used to develop chemical specific sediment quality values. As part of the effort, AET values were generated for Puget Sound, Washington, and applied in a predictive manner to approximately 300 stations. The objective of the investigation was to test the reliability of AET, and potential sediment quality standards based on AET, in predicting adverse biological effects associated with sediment contamination. Of the 201 benthic infauna stations and 287 amphipod bioassay stations evaluated, approximately 75% were in accordance with AET predictions.
At head of title: Puget Sound Estuary Program.