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Title: Summary of a workshop on interpreting bioaccumulation data collected during regulatory evaluations of dredged material
Authors: Bridges, Todd S.
Moore, David W.
Landrum, Peter F.
Neff, Jerry M.
Cura, Jerome J., 1949-
Keywords: Bioaccumulation testing
Interpretive guidance
Dredged material evaluations
Dredging spoil
Environmental effects
Environmental aspects
Environmental management
Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)) ; no.Miscellaneous Paper D-96-1
Abstract: Evaluating the environmental consequences of contaminant bioaccumulation resulting from dredged material disposal is a complex technical and regulatory problem. This problem is exacerbated by the high cost of bioaccumulation testing and the lack of explicit guidance on how bioaccumulation data should be interpreted and used within a regulatory program. The way bioaccumulation data are interpreted during evaluations of dredged material must be technically defensible and cost efficient. In response to problems related to the interpretation of bioaccumulation data, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) held a joint bioaccumulation workshop in Denver, CO, on 29-31 August 1995. The purpose of the workshop was to determine if more effective regulatory guidance could be developed for interpreting the effects of bioaccumulation from data currently collected during evaluations of dredged material. Workshop participants were from the USACE, USEPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Defense, academia, and the private sector. Short- and long-term recommendations are made for interpreting bioaccumulation data to ensure the protection of human health and aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper D-96-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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