Toxicological benchmark for screening of potential contaminants of concern for effects on aquatic biota on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Environmental Restoration Program

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One of the initial stages in ecological risk assessment of hazardous waste sites is the screening of contaminants to determine which of them are worthy of further consideration. This report presents potential screening benchmarks for protection of aquatic life from contaminants in water. Because there is no guidance for screening benchmarks, a set of alternative benchmarks is presented here. The alternative benchmarks are based on different conceptual approaches to estimating concentrations causing significant effects. To the extent that toxicity data are available, this report presents the alternative benchmarks for chemicals that have been detected on the Oak Ridge Reservation. It ... continued below

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Suter, G. W., II; Futrell, M. A. & Kerchner, G. A. September 1992.

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One of the initial stages in ecological risk assessment of hazardous waste sites is the screening of contaminants to determine which of them are worthy of further consideration. This report presents potential screening benchmarks for protection of aquatic life from contaminants in water. Because there is no guidance for screening benchmarks, a set of alternative benchmarks is presented here. The alternative benchmarks are based on different conceptual approaches to estimating concentrations causing significant effects. To the extent that toxicity data are available, this report presents the alternative benchmarks for chemicals that have been detected on the Oak Ridge Reservation. It also presents the data used to calculate the benchmarks, and the sources of the data. It compares the benchmarks and discusses their relative conservatism and utility.

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INIS; OSTI as DE93000719

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  • Other Information: DN: Environmental Sciences Division Publication 3940

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  • Other: DE93000719
  • Report No.: ORNL/ER--139
  • Report No.: ES/ER/TM--96
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/145229 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145229
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623204

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Suter, G. W., II; Futrell, M. A. & Kerchner, G. A. Toxicological benchmark for screening of potential contaminants of concern for effects on aquatic biota on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Environmental Restoration Program, report, September 1992; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623204/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.