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Main Title Development and Validation of Site-Specific Water Quality Criteria for Copper.
Author Carlson, A. R. ; Nelson, H. ; Hammermeister, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA. ;Wisconsin Univ.-Superior. Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies.
Publisher c1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/481;
Stock Number PB89-103642
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Copper ; Tests ; Toxicity ; Water analysis ; Aquatic biology ; Water quality data ; Naugatuck River ; Bioaccumulation ; Heavy metals ; Water chemistry ; Tables(Data) ; Water quality criteria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-103642 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation 17p
Abstract Comparative acute toxicity values for Ceriodaphnia dubia, Scapholeberis sp. and Pimephales promelas exposed to copper were used to calculate water effect ratios (e.g., site water LC50 value/reference water LC50 value), which reflect the difference in the biological availability and/or toxicity of copper between water from the Naugatuck River, Connecticut and Lake Superior reference water. These ratios were used to modify EPA ambient aquatic life criteria for copper to site- and station-specific criteria, using the indicator procedure of the EPA guidelines for deriving site-specific water quality criteria. It was concluded that the national and site-specific criteria derived for copper would be protective of the river's aquatic life because a relatively health aquatic community existed where these criteria were exceeded slightly. Generally, C. dubia survival and young production data from receiving water tests and copper addition tests, conducted just prior to the acute toxicity tests, were also indicative of reduced copper biological availability and/or toxicity in the Naugatuck River at downstream stations. (Copyright (c) Pergamon Journals Ltd. 1986.)
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v5 p997-1012 Nov 86. Prepared in cooperation with Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA., and Wisconsin Univ.-Superior. Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 68D; 57H; 57Y
NTIS Prices Not available NTIS
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 833026273
Origin NTIS
Type CAT