||Guidance manual : bedded sediment bioaccumulation tests /
Lee, H. ;
Boese, B. L. ;
Pelletier, J. ;
Winsor, M. ;
Specht, D. T.
||AScI Corp., Newport, OR.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Ecosystems Branch,
||EPA/600/R-93/183; EPA-68-03-3552; ERLN-N271
Dredging spoil--Environmental aspects. ;
Marine sediments--Environmental aspects. ;
Dredged material ;
Ocean waste disposal ;
Biological accumulation ;
Risk assessment ;
Experimental design ;
Statistical analysis ;
Centrifuge separation ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bioaccumulation tests with bedded sediments are the most direct method of deriving tissue residue data required for evaluation of dredge materials and for quantitative ecological and human risk assessments. Bioaccumalation tests are also an important experimental tool for identifying the factors regulating the bioavailability of sediment-associated pollutants and to test various Sediment Quality Criteria approaches. However, the procedures for conducting such tests have not been standardized, making it difficult to compare studies. The manual gives detailed guidance on how to conduct 'routine' bedded sediment bioaccumulation tests with marine or estuarine deposit-feeding organisms.
"September 1993." "EPA/600/R-93/183." ERL-N Contribution no. N111. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.