Tolerance of Freshwater Test Organisms to Formulated Sediments
Entry ID: usgs_brd_cerc_d_freshwater

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Summary
Abstract: A method is described for preparing formulated sediments for use in toxicity
testing. Ingredients used to prepare formulated sediments included
commercially available silt, clay, sand, humic acid, dolomite, and
alpha-cellulose (as a source of organic carbon). Alpha Cellulose was selected
as the source of organic carbon because it is commerically available,
consistent from batch to batch, and low ... View entire text

Purpose: The objective of this study is to develop a method for preparing formulated
sediments for use in toxicity testing using materials that are all commercially
available in a consistent form. The tolerance of freshwater test organisms to
formulated sediments as a means of determining whether these sediments could
prove useful as control materials in sediment toxicity tests was evaluated.
The response of test organisms in formulated sediments was compared with their
response to a field-collected control sediment that has been routinely used to
determine test acceptability. Test organisms evaluated included the amphipod
Hyalella azteca, the midges Chironomus riparius and C. tentans, and the
oligochaete Lumbriculus variegatus.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nile E., Kemble, F. James Dwyer, Christopher G. Ingersoll, Timothy D. Dawson, and Teresa J. Norberg King
Dataset Title: Tolerance of Freshwater Test Organisms to Formulated Sediments
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Columbia, Missouri
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD, Columbia Environmental Research Center
Online Resource: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/usgs_brd_cerc_d_cerc002...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Columbia Environmental Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHRIS HENKE
Phone: (573) 875-5399
Fax: (573) 876-1863
Email: chris_henke at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
City: Columbia
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65201-9634
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (573) 876-1887
Fax: 301 876-1896
Email: Nile_Kemble at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
4200 New Haven Road
City: Columbia
Province or State: Missouri
Postal Code: 65201
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Nile E. Kemble, F. James Dwyer, Christopher G. Ingersoll, Timothy D. Dawson,
and Teresa J. Norberg 1998. Tolerance of Freshwater Test Organisms to
Formulated Sediments for Use as Control Materials in Whole-Sediment Toxicity
Tests. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 222-230
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2001-04-01
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