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RECORD NUMBER: 408 OF 1576
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Effects of Contaminants from Chromated Copper Arsenate-Treated Lumber on Benthos.|
|Author||Weis, J. S. ; Weis, P. ;|
|CORP Author||Rutgers - The State Univ., Newark, NJ. Dept. of Biological Sciences. ;University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. Dept. of Anatomy.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Wood preservatives ; Sediments ; Toxicity ; Water pollution sources ; Benthos ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chromium ; Copper ; Arsenic ; Bulkheads ; Ecosystems ; Coastal structures ; Environmental exposure ; Abundance ; Biological availability ; Reprints ; CCA(Chromated copper arsenate) ; Chromated copper arsenate ; Neanthes succinea ; Leptosynapta inhaerens ; Pensacola Beach(Florida)|
The fine particle fraction of sediments collected near bulkheads made of CCA-treated wood had elevated levels of the three metals. These decreased with distance from the bulkhead. Although the concentrations in the fine particle fraction of these sediments were quite high, the sediments had less than 1% fine particles, being primarily sand. Metal levels in benthic organisms were also elevated adjacent to the bulkhead and decreased with distance. However, tests with the sediments adjacent to the bulkhead did not reveal consistent toxicity, probably because the overall concentrations of metals were low. On the other hand, benthic community analysis revealed that there were reduced species numbers, total numbers of organisms, and diversity in the sediments adjacent to the bulkheads compared to reference sediments with lower metal concentrations.