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Creation and Analysis of Freshwater Sediment Quality Values in Washington State

Publication number Date Published
97-323aJuly 1997
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Author(s) Cubbage, J., D. Batts, and S. Breidenbach
Description We sought to derive chemical criteria that could predict possible biological effects in sediments. To develop chemical-based criteria, data from several bioassays (Hyalella azteca, Microtoxâ Chironomus tentans, Daphnia magna, Ceriodaphnia dubia, and Hexagenia limbata) and chemical analyses (metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), pesticide/PCB, semivolatiles) were merged from 33 studies and 245 stations in Washington and Oregon into a single database.
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Keywords polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, bioassay, biological, hydrocarbons, Canada, metals, methods, study, chemical, sediment, standards, quality, management, sediment management standards, marine sediment, marine, freshwater, freshwater sediment

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