Accession Number:

ADA180081

Title:

Environmental Effects of Dredging Programs. Regulatory Identification of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Dredged Material. Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Vicksburg, Mississippi on 13-15 May 1986.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

A 3-day workshop on the regulatory evaluation of petroleum hydrocarbons in dredged material was conducted 13-15 May 1986 at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES, Vicksburg, Miss. The discussions culminated in the recommendation of specific hydrocarbon compounds and the development of a suggested tiered testing approach for regulatory evaluation of hydrocarbon-contaminated dredged material. The compounds selected were 15 priority pollutant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, anthracene, benzaanthracene, benzobfluoranthene, benzokfluoranthene, benzog,h,iperylene, benzoapyrene, chrysene, dibenza,hanthracene, fluoranthene, fluorene, indeno1,2,3-cdpyrene, phenanthrene, and pyrene. The tiered testing approach consisted of first-tier acute toxicity tests and sediment analysis for the key hydrocarbons, followed by second-tier 10-day bioaccumulation tests. Other classes of hydrocarbons and biological tests were recommended for further research, with possible future inclusion in the evaluation scheme.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE