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Main Title Methods for collection, storage and manipulation of sediments for chemical and toxicological analyses technical manual. {electronic resource} :
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA-823-B-01-002
Stock Number PB2002-105181
OCLC Number 48993613
Subjects Contaminated sediments--Analysis--Safety regulations--United States ; Aquatic organisms--Effect of contaminated sediments--United States--Prevention
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Marine sediments ; Aquaculture ; Collection ; Storage ; Manipulation ; Toxicological analysis ; Habitats ; Methods ; Manuals ; Environmental aspects ; Contaminated sediments ; Chemical analysis
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-823-B-01-002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/08/2002
EKAD  EPA 231-R-00-001 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/10/2002
ELDD  EPA-823-B-01-002 2 copies NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 04/12/2002
EMBD  EPA/823/B-01/002 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 03/01/2002
NTIS  PB2002-105181 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Sediments provide essential habitat for many freshwater, estuarine, and marine organisms. In aquatic systems, most anthropogenic chemicals and waste materials, particularly persistent organic and inorganic chemicals, may accumulate in sediments. These sediments become repositories for many of the more toxic chemicals that are introduced into surface waters. United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Sediment Inventory (NSI) (USEPA 1998), a biennial report to Congress on sediment quality in the United States, demonstrates that sediment contamination exists in every state of the country. Contaminated sediments represent a hazard to aquatic life through direct toxicity as well as to aquatic life, wildlife and human health through bioaccumulation in the food chain. Assessments of sediment quality commonly include analyses of anthropogenic contaminants, benthic community structure, physicochemical characteristics, and direct measures of whole sediment and pore water toxicity. Accurate assessment of environmental hazards posed by sediment contamination depends in large part on the accuracy and representativeness of these analyses. The methods described in this manual are intended to provide the user with sediment collection, storage, and manipulation methods that are most likely to yield accurate, representative sediment quality data (e.g., toxicity, chemical) based on the experience of many monitoring programs and researchers.
Title from title screen. "October 2001."