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Ontario Ministry of the Environment laboratory sediment biological testing protocol

Show simple item record Bedard, D. Hayton, A. Persaud, D. 2019-03-14T17:50:40Z 2019-03-14T17:50:40Z 1992 1992-08
dc.description.abstract The protocol provided in this document is to replace the previous Provincial Sediment Bioassessment Protocol (Lomas and Krantzberg, 1988). The procedures can be used in the evaluation of contaminated sediments by providing information on lethal and sublethal biological effects. Test applications include the assessment of sediments at remedial action plan sites, general surveillance and monitoring and spills action. In addition, it is intended to be used for the assessment of acute toxicity as prescribed in the "Guidelines for the Protection and Management of Aquatic Sediment Quality in Ontario" (Persaud et al., 1992). This document provides a background and rationale for sediment bioassessment and provides detailed methodology for conducting sediment bioassays and for the rearing and maintenance of test organisms.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject contaminated sediments
dc.subject lethal biological effects
dc.subject sublethal biological effects
dc.subject remedial action plan sites
dc.subject monitoring
dc.subject sediment bioassessment
dc.subject sediment bioassay
dc.subject test organisms
dc.subject Hexagenia limbata
dc.subject Chironomus tentans
dc.subject Pimephales promelas
dc.title Ontario Ministry of the Environment laboratory sediment biological testing protocol
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Water Resources Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
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