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The Toxicogenome of Hyalella azteca: A Model for Sediment Ecotoxicology and Evolutionary Toxicology (JOURNAL)
Hyalella azteca is a cryptic species complex of epibenthic amphipods of interest to ecotoxicology and evolutionary biology. It is the primary crustacean used in North America for sediment toxicity testing and an emerging model for molecular ecotoxicology. To provide molecular res...
Using Models to Assist with Clean-up Decisions at Contaminated Sites (PRESENTATION)
The attached products make up the training package Dr. John McKernan will provide regarding Remediation/Rehabilitation of contaminated sites at the 2018 CEECHE Workshop on Environmental Health. Two posters and 2 presentations are attached. The workshop will provide training on t...
Environmental Chemistry Principles in Site Remediation (CEECHE 2018 Krakow Poland) (PRESENTATION)
In CEECHE meeting, we will present scientific, engineering information and case studies on sustainable and innovative remediation technologies used in contaminated sites in Europe and the United States. One of the most important tasks to be performed to remediate contaminated si...
The social and ecological transitions of shrinking cities -- San Juan, Puerto Rico as a case study (PRESENTATION)
Urban populations continue to increase globally and cities have become the dominant human habitat. However, the growth of cities is not universal. One in six cities globally is losing population. Shrinking cities share common attributes such as decreased household income, reduced...
Chemical Mixtures and Epidemiologic Fundamentals for Risk Assessment Applications (PRESENTATION)
Risk management options are increasingly being considered early in the risk assessment process to help scope the considerations and bound the inherent complexities related to potential exposures, risk and future clean-up decisions (including acceptable pollutant levels) related t...
An overview of the refinements and improvements to the USEPA’s sediment toxicity methods for freshwater sediment (PRESENTATION)
Sediment toxicity tests are used for contaminated sediments, chemical registration, and water quality criteria evaluations and can be a core component of ecological risk assessments at contaminated sediments sites. Standard methods for conducting sediment toxicity tests have been...
Assessment of Bacillus spore inactivation on indoor surfaces using commercially-available cleaning products (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report
Evaluation of Spray-Based, Low-Tech Decontamination Methods under Operationally Challenging Environments: Cold Temperatures (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report
Protocol for Detection of Bacillus anthracis in Environmental Samples During the Remediation Phase of an Anthrax Incident, 2nd Edition (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report - Methods
NEERS: Naturally, Effective Education Education Requires Silliness (PRESENTATION)
We have all been there: the presenter is droning on, putting up facts and figures and equations, and speaking in an almost inhuman monotone. To survive, you read your email under your desk and send “sleepy” emojis to the person next to you. We have all also been to ta...
Sequestration of U(VI) from Acidic, Alkaline, and High Ionic-Strength Aqueous Media by Functionalized Magnetic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Capacity and Binding Mechanisms (JOURNAL)
Uranium (VI) exhibits little adsorption onto sediment minerals in acidic, alkaline or high ionic-strength aqueous media that often occur in U mining or contaminated sites, which makes U(VI) very mobile and difficult to sequester. In this work, magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparti...
Riparian spiders as sentinels of PCB contamination across heterogeneous aquatic ecosystems (JOURNAL)
Riparian spiders are being used increasingly to track spatial patterns of contaminants in and fluxing from aquatic ecosystems. However, our understanding of the circumstances under which spiders are effective sentinels of aquatic pollution is limited. The present study tests the ...
Towards Understanding and Managing Sustainable Complex, Dynamic Environmental/Economic/Social Systems - The Evolving Role of the Natural Sciences (BOOK CHAPTER)
Historically the natural sciences have played a major role in informing environmental management decisions. However, review of landmark cases like Love Canal, NY and Times Beach, MO have shown that the value of natural science information in decision making can be overwhelmed by ...
ORD Technical Support for Contaminated Sites (PRESENTATION)
This poster covers a summary of the five ORD technical support centers to be presented at ROCSNet
In vivo and in vitro methods for evaluating soil arsenic bioavailability: relevant to human health risk assessment (JOURNAL)
Arsenic (As) is the most frequently occurring contaminant on the priority list of hazardous substances, which lists substances of greatest public health concern to people living at or near U.S. National Priorities List site. Accurate assessment of human health risks from exposure...
Engineering Technical Support Center Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report highlights significant projects that the ETSC supported in fiscal year 2016. These projects have addressed an array of environmental scenarios, including, but not limited to remote mining contamination, expansive landfill waste, cumulative impacts from multiple contam...
Ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment of pollutants (BOOK CHAPTER)
Until somewhat recently there was limited awareness about the impact of soils on human health, ecosystems, and economy. Only in the second half of the twenty century the world awaked for the poor condition of soils, and to its several threats (e.g. soil contamination), as well as...
Analysis of the Causes of a Decline in the San Joaquin Kit Fox Population on the Elk Hills, Naval Petroleum Reserve #1, California (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA is announcing the availability of the final report, <i>Analysis of the Causes of a Decline in the San Joaquin Kit Fox Population on the Elk Hills, Naval Petroleum Reserve #1, California</i>. This report describes a causal assessment of the decline in the abundance of San Joaq...
Assessing sediment quality in the Great Lakes Connecting Channels using National Coastal Condition Assessment protocol (PRESENTATION)
The EPA Office of Water&rsquo;s National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA) helps satisfy the assessment and antidegradation provisions of the Clean Water Actby estimating water, sediment, and benthic quality conditions in the Great Lakes nearshore on a five-year cycle starting ...
SETAC: Science for Everyone Takes Activities and Comedy (PRESENTATION)
We have all been there: the presenter is droning on, putting up facts and figures and equations, and speaking in an almost inhuman monotone. To survive, you read your email under your desk and send &ldquo;sleepy&rdquo; emojis to the person next to you. We have all also been to ta...
Site Characterization and Monitoring Technical Support Center FY16 Report (PUBLISHED REPORT)
SCMTSC’s primary goal is to provide technical assistance to regional programs on complex hazardous waste site characterization issues. This annual report illustrates the range and extent of projects that SCMTSC supported in FY 2016. Our principal audiences are site project manage...
The incorporation of toxicity testing into the assessment and management of effluents and contaminated sediments (PRESENTATION)
Following the initial push during the 1970&rsquo;s to develop numerical water quality criteria for many environmental contaminants, it became clear that the protection of surface waters from chemicals in municipal and industrial effluents would require more than just criteria for...
Developing sediment remediation goals at superfund sites based on pore water for the protection of benthic organisms from direct toxicity to non-ionic organic contaminants (presentation) (PRESENTATION)
Passive sampling is becoming a frequently used measurement technique at Superfund sites with contaminated sediments. Passive sampling measures the concentrations of freely dissolved chemicals (Cfrees) in the sediment pore water. Cfree has been found to be a very practical means f...
Can interpreting sediment toxicity tests a mega sites benefit from novel approaches to normalization to address batching of tests? (PRESENTATION)
Sediment toxicity tests are a key tool used in Ecological Risk Assessments for contaminated sediment sites. Interpreting test results and defining toxicity is often a challenge. This is particularly true at mega sites where the testing regime is large, and by necessity performed ...
Final ecosystem goods and services enhance societal relevance of contaminated-site remediation (PRESENTATION)
Background/Question/Methods Exposure to environmental stressors can adversely affect both human health and ecological receptors and impacts on the latter influence the community's overall vulnerability. Risk assessment guidance promotes conceptual site models to integrate multip...