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Development of a sensitive sediment bioassay (Transferred to Seedcorn SC0108 03/93, AE0217). - AE0206

R&D Summary Objectives:- Develop reliable bioassay methods to be used in the routine testing of toxicity of sediments contaminated with pollutants including heavy metals and organochlorines for which applications to dump at sea have been made. Key customer purpose:- Strengthen MAFF's defence for liquid industrial waste licensing policies at Dumping Conventions and elsewhere.
To develop reliable bioassays for sediment toxicity which may be applied routinely to wastes which are the subjects of applications for dumping at sea, or more broadly for special pollution problems.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0206: Final Report Development and application of a chronic sediment bioassay   (535k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £120,625
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine