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Early Seedling Growth Protocol for Soil Toxicity Screening

Publication number Date Published
96-324June 1996
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Author(s) Norton, D.
Description Plant bioassays that focus on early seedling survival and growth are widely used for phytotoxicity testing at hazardous waste sites. Krawczyk et al. (1991) describes an application of the plant growth test to assess the phytotoxicity of contaminated soils at a superfund site. Other applications of early seedling growth and survival testing to hazardous waste site soils have also been described by the following investigators: Nwosu et al., 1991; Linder et al., 1990; Greene et al., 1988; Gorsuch, et al., 1991; Miller et al., 1985; Thomas and Cline, 1985; Thomas et al., 1986.
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Keywords protocol, soil, bioassay, regulation, toxics, toxicity, methods, growth, model, cleanup, toxic, waste, model toxics control act, Environmental Protection Agency