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Document Title:

An evaluation of freshwater mussel toxicity data in the derivation of water quality guidance and standards for copper.

AUTHOR(S):
Tom Augspurger F. James Dwyer Ning Wang Christopher G. Ingersoll Ferrella A. March Christopher A. Mebane


VOLUME:
26
ISSUE:
10
PAGES:
2066 - 2074

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2007

ABSTRACT:
The state of Oklahoma has designated several areas as freshwater mussel sanctuaries in an attempt to provide freshwater mussel species a degree of protection and to facilitate their reproduction. We evaluated the protection afforded freshwater mussels by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) hardness-based 1996 ambient copper water quality criteria, the 2007 U.S. EPA water quality criteria based on the biotic ligand model and the 2005 state of Oklahoma copper water quality standards.

PUBLICATION:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

PUBLISHED BY:
SETAC - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1897/06-560R.1/abstract, 103 KB

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