Accession Number : ADA180081

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging Programs. Regulatory Identification of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Dredged Material. Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Vicksburg, Mississippi on 13-15 May 1986.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Clarke,Joan U ; Gibson,Alfreda B

PDF Url : ADA180081

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : A 3-day workshop on the regulatory evaluation of petroleum hydrocarbons in dredged material was conducted 13-15 May 1986 at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Miss. The discussions culminated in the recommendation of specific hydrocarbon compounds and the development of a suggested tiered testing approach for regulatory evaluation of hydrocarbon-contaminated dredged material. The compounds selected were 15 priority pollutant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, anthracene, benz(a)anthracene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, benzo(a)pyrene, chrysene, dibenz(a,h)anthracene, fluoranthene, fluorene, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene, phenanthrene, and pyrene. The tiered testing approach consisted of first-tier acute toxicity tests and sediment analysis for the key hydrocarbons, followed by second-tier 10-day bioaccumulation tests. Other classes of hydrocarbons and biological tests were recommended for further research, with possible future inclusion in the evaluation scheme.

Descriptors :   *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, ANTHRACENES, DREDGING, HYDROCARBONS, PHENANTHRENES, SEDIMENTS, WORKSHOPS, POLYCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, PHENOLS, THIOPHENES

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE