Accession Number : ADA289463

Title :   Evaluation of Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dredged Material Bioassays Using Great Lakes Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Moore, David W. ; Gibson, Alfreda B. ; Dillon, Thomas M. ; Bridges, Todd S. ; Gamble, Elayne W.

PDF Url : ADA289463

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 441

Abstract : Three proposed U.S. Environment Protection Agency sediment toxicity tests were evaluated using Great Lakes sediments. This report provides a technical evaluation of the test methods prior to their incorporation into a regulatory testing program. Tests included a solid phase bioassay using Hyalella azteca (10-day survival) and two elutriate tests using Pimephales promelas (7-day survival and growth) and Daphnia magna (21-day survival and reproduction). Sediments from four separate dredging projects (Toledo Harbor, Michigan City Harbor, Grand Haven Harbor, and St. Joseph Harbor) were evaluated. Test methods were evaluated with technical validity, regulatory applicability, and logistical requirements taken into consideration.

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WATER QUALITY, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *DAPHNIA, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SURVIVABILITY, CONDUCTIVITY, TOXICITY, GRAIN SIZE, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), POLLUTION ABATEMENT, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, SEDIMENTS, HARDNESS, BIOASSAY, GREAT LAKES, MICHIGAN, SOLID PHASES, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, ALKALINITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE