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Main Title Methodology for overland and instream migration and risk assessment of pesticides /
Author Onishi, Y. ; Brown, S. M. ; Olsen, A. R. ; Parkhurst, M. A. ; Wise, S. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Yasuo, Onishi.
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/3-82/024; EPA-68-03-2613
Stock Number PB82-247354
Subjects Pesticides--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Water pollution ; Risk ; Transport properties ; Surface waters ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mathematical models ; Runoff ; Concentration(Composition) ; Field tests ; Chemical migration and risk assessment methodology ; Path of the pollutant ; State of the art ; Nonpoint sources
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NTIS  PB82-247354 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 211 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
To provide planners and decision makers in government and industry with a sound basis for decision making, the Chemical Migration and Risk Assessment (CMRA) Methodology was developed to predict the occurrence and duration of pesticide concentrations in surface waters receiving runoff from agricultural lands and to assess potential acute and chronic damages to aquatic biota. The CMRA Methodology consists of overland pesticide transport modeling, instream pesticide transport modeling, statistical analysis of instream pesticide concentrations, and risk assessment. The CMRA methodology uses the state-of-the-art overland and instream models ARM and SERATRA to continuously simulate nonpoint source pollution processes. It is useful for evaluating both short and long-term migration and fate of both dissolved and particulate pesticides. The risk assessment procedure, coupled with the statistical analysis of predicted instream pesticide concentrations by the computer program FRANCO, and pesticide toxicity data provides a good scientific basis for pesticide risk assessment. Because of a lack of extensive knowledge on pesticide toxicity, however, the risk assessment procedure includes only the direct effects of dissolved pesticide concentrations on aquatic biota. The risk assessment does not include ingestion effects or any indirect effects such as bioconcentration and biomagnification. The methodology is general enough to handle heavy metals, radionuclides, and other toxic contaminants as well.
"Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories." "Technology Development and Applications Branch, Environmental Research Laboratory." "April 1982." Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-205). "Contract no. 68-03-2613." "EPA-600/3-82-024." Microfiche.