Toxicity Tests of the Sediments from the Port of Hampton Roads: Lethal Effects.
Final rept. for period ending Sep 84,
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA APPLIED MARINE RESEARCH LAB
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A great deal of attention has been focused recently upon the possibility of open ocean disposal of dredged materials. In order for open ocean disposal to be an environmentally sound alternative to containment or upland options, the potential ecological impact at each site must be assessed. This document represents a portion of a program designed to assess the potential environmental impact of open ocean disposal of sediments from Norfolk District COE dredging sites in Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads Harbor and the Elizabeth River. Sediments from representative sites throughout the seaport system were evaluated through a series of lethal bioassays designed to test the acute toxicity of the suspended solid and solid phase sediment fractions.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology