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Main Title Methods for collection, storage and manipulation of sediments for chemical and toxicological analyses : technical manual.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher Office of Science & Technology, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/823/B-01/002
Stock Number PB2002-105181
Subjects Contaminated sediments--United States--Analysis--Safety regulations--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Aquatic organisms--Effect of contaminated sediments on--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Contaminated sediments--Analysis. ; Contaminated sediments--Analysis--Safety regulations--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Marine sediments ; Aquaculture ; Collection ; Storage ; Manipulation ; Toxicological analysis ; Habitats ; Methods ; Manuals ; Environmental aspects ; Contaminated sediments ; Chemical analysis
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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
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Abstract 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.
Notes "October 2001." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-823-B-01-002." Microfiche.
Place Published Washington, DC :
Supplementary Notes Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
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Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Science and Technology.
PUB Date Free Form {2001}
NTIS Prices PC A11/MF A03
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20030814113316
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01283nam 2200277Ka 45020