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Toxicity of nickel-spiked freshwater sediments to benthic invertebrates-Spiking methodology, species sensitivity, and nickel bioavailability

Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5225

Prepared in cooperation with the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association
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Abstract

This report summarizes data from studies of the toxicity and bioavailability of nickel in nickel-spiked freshwater sediments. The goal of these studies was to generate toxicity and chemistry data to support development of broadly applicable sediment quality guidelines for nickel. The studies were conducted as three tasks, which are presented here as three chapters: Task 1, Development of methods for preparation and toxicity testing of nickel-spiked freshwater sediments; Task 2, Sensitivity of benthic invertebrates to toxicity of nickel-spiked freshwater sediments; and Task 3, Effect of sediment characteristics on nickel bioavailability. Appendices with additional methodological details and raw chemistry and toxicity data for the three tasks are available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5225/downloads/.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Toxicity of nickel-spiked freshwater sediments to benthic invertebrates-Spiking methodology, species sensitivity, and nickel bioavailability
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2011-5225
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description:
x, 51 p.; Appendices; Tables; Figures; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y