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Main Title Bioavailability of 2,3,7,8-TCDD, 2,3,7,8-TCDF and PCBs to Marine Benthos from Passaic River Sediments.
Author Rubinstein, N. I. ; Pruell, R. J. ; Taplin, B. K. ; LiVolsi, J. A. ; Norwood., C. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/244 ;ERLN-1116;
Stock Number PB91-116947
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Benthos ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Passaic River ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Availability ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Clams ; Shrimps ; Worms ; Bioaccumulation ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Depuration
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NTIS  PB91-116947 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/04/1991
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Abstract
The bioaccumulation and depuration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyls by marine benthos exposed to environmentally contaminated sediment were measured in a laboratory study. Sandworms (Nereis virens), clams (Macoma nasuta) and shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) were exposed to sediment from the Passaic River, New Jersey for up to 180 days. Worms accumulated the highest concentrations of these compounds. Uptake and depuration rates were slowest in the worms and most rapid in the clams.