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The size and patterns of abundance of N. incisa populations collected from the disposal mound and reference sites were monitored for three years after disposal. N. incisa did not r~cruit or colonize the mound where the depth of dredged material exceeded 10 cm until the upper 2-4 cm layer of dredged material had become oxidized and diluted with ambient sediment. The sizes of the N. incisa from the disposal mound population were smaller than those from the reference site population. One explanation for these results is that the worms become resource limited after reaching a certain size because of the limited depth of available sediment (2-4 cm) for burrowing.
How much do we remediate it? Figure 5. Toxicity assessment and remedial decisions to measure changes in assessment endpoints. Hence, the scientist documenting adverse effects will measure changes in "measurement endpoints," for example, reproductive impairment in fish or cancer incidence in laboratory animals. The measurement endpoint is the "response" in the exposureresponse characterization step of risk assessment. The "exposure" part of the exposure-response characterization defines what toxic agent is being considered, for example, a chemical, a mixture, or a contaminated medium.
Incisa to contaminated sediment was comparable in both the laboratory and field. , 1988a), the method can be used to determine the presence and infer the bioavailability of mutagens and carcinogens in dredged material. Histopathology. , 1986). The incidence of pathology involving the gastrointestinal tract and gills in M. edulis was directly proportional to the dredged sediment exposure concentration in the laboratory (Figure 2). Degeneration of parapodial muscles and metaplasia of the epidermis in both polychaete species was also directly proportional to the intensity of exposure.