Accession Number : ADA292665

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging: Residue Effects Data Base on the Relationship Between Dioxin and Biological Effects in Aquatic Animals.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

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

Personal Author(s) : Gibson, Alfreda ; Reilly, Francis J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA292665

Report Date : FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The purpose of this note is to present residue-effects data involving dioxins that are presented in the scientific literature. The information will be useful in developing regulatory guidance applicable to dioxin contamination. Work Unit 31771, 'Environmental Interpretation of Consequences from Bioaccumulation,' of the Long-Term Effects of Dredging Operations (LEDO) Program is designed to provide interpretive guidance for evaluating data generated by Corps field offices for their permit applicants. This guidance results from identifying residue-effects relationships through laboratory experiments and literature reviews. Previous literature reviews conducted under this work unit have concentrated on heavy metals and chlorinated contaminants (Dillon 1984, Dillon and Gibson 1985). The present effort examines residue-effects relationships with dioxins as reported in the published literature.

Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION, *DREDGING, *AQUATIC ANIMALS, *DIOXINS, DATA BASES, LABORATORY TESTS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, LONG RANGE(TIME), ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CONTAMINANTS, GUIDANCE, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), CHLORINATION, HEAVY METALS, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE