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Title: European collaboration to develop standard sediment toxicity test methods (396/4/T) : interim report
Author: R. Fleming
Document Type: Monograph
This report describes progress in a programme of work to develop standardised test protocols for determining the toxicity of poorly soluble substances in sediments. The programme involves an interlaboratory comparison of the performance of three sediment toxicity tests using the test organisms Corophium volutator, Chironomus riparius and the freshwater mussel sphaerium corneum. The first stage of collaborative testing is scheduled to begin in November 1992 and to date preliminary work has been earned out in order to finalise protocols. Definitive protocols are included in the Appendices of this document. Two poorly soluble substances have been chosen for the programme, lindane and PCB 118, which are both of high environmental concern. A test sediment from Poole Harbour is being used by all collaborators and the animals are being supplied by coordinating laboratories. This report describes the work of WRc to date and briefly covers the work of other collaborators. Progress with NRA objectives is discussed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: TestingToxicityWater qualitySediment samplingIndicators
Geographic Keywords: Poole Harbour
Extent: 51
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