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RECORD NUMBER: 569 OF 4531

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Main Title Ecological Risk Assessment for General Electric (GE)/Housatonic River Site Rest of River. Volumes 1 and 2, Sections 1-12.
CORP Author Weston Solutions, Inc., West Chester, PA.;Corps of Engineers, Waltham, MA. New England Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA.
Publisher 12 Nov 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number GE-100504-ACJS; DACW33-00-D-0006;
Stock Number PB2005-110444
Additional Subjects Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Ecology ; Risk assessment ; Rivers ; Massachusetts ; Pesticides ; Hazardous aterials ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Contaminants ; Dosage ; Aquatic habitats ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Toxicity ; Benthos ; Sediments ; Soils ; Surface water ; Biota ; Pollutants ; Biological effects ; Reproduction ; Wildlife ; Mammals ; Birds ; Survival ; Growth ; Sites ; Regulations ;
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NTIS  PB2005-110444 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/12/2006
Collation 892p
Abstract
The purpose of this ecological risk assessment (ERA) is to characterize and quantify the current and potential risks to biota exposed to contaminants of potential concern (COPCs) in the Housatonic River below the confluence of the East and West Branches (known as the 'Rest of River'), focusing on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other hazardous substances originating from the General Electric Company (GE) facility in Pittsfield, MA. This information is synthesized, through a weight-of-evidence (WOE) approach, into a discussion of the nature and magnitude of the risks for the assessment endpoints, and the uncertainties associated with the characterization of these risks. Multiple lines of evidence for each assessment endpoint are evaluated, including where applicable or available: field surveys and studies; site-specific toxicity tests; and cmparison of effects thresholds to site-specific COC concentrations or doses (measured or modeled).