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Title: RESRAD-ECORISK: A computer code for ecological risk assessment

Abstract

RESRAD-ECORISK is a PC-based computer code developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to estimate risks from exposure of ecological receptors at sites contaminated with potentially hazardous chemicals. The code is based on and is consistent with the methodologies of RESRAD-CHEM, an ANL-developed computer code for assessments of human health risk. RESRAD-ECORISK uses environmental fate and transport models to estimate contaminant concentrations in environmental media from an initial contaminated soil source and food-web uptake models to estimate contaminant doses to ecological receptors. The dose estimates are then used to estimate a risk for the ecological receptor and to calculate preliminary soil guidelines for reducing risks to acceptable levels. Specifically, RESRAD-ECORISK calculates (1) a species-specific applied daily dose for each contaminant (using species-specific life history information and site-specific environmental media concentrations), (2) an ecological hazard quotient (EHQ) for each contaminant and species, and (3) preliminary soil cleanup criteria for each contaminant and receptor. RESRAD-ECORISK incorporates a user-friendly menu-driven interface, databases and default values for a variety of ecological and chemical parameters, and on-line help for easy operation. The code is sufficiently flexible to simulate different contaminated sites and incorporate site-specific ecological data.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States); USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
135066
Report Number(s):
ANL/EA/CP-86224; CONF-950868-32
ON: DE96002693; TRN: 95:008606
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ER `95: environmental remediation conference: committed to results, Denver, CO (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; RISK ASSESSMENT; R CODES; E CODES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; UPTAKE; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; DOSES; FOOD; ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS; SOILS; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; ANIMALS; INGESTION; PLANTS

Citation Formats

Cheng, J J. RESRAD-ECORISK: A computer code for ecological risk assessment. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Cheng, J J. RESRAD-ECORISK: A computer code for ecological risk assessment. United States.
Cheng, J J. Fri . "RESRAD-ECORISK: A computer code for ecological risk assessment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/135066.
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abstractNote = {RESRAD-ECORISK is a PC-based computer code developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to estimate risks from exposure of ecological receptors at sites contaminated with potentially hazardous chemicals. The code is based on and is consistent with the methodologies of RESRAD-CHEM, an ANL-developed computer code for assessments of human health risk. RESRAD-ECORISK uses environmental fate and transport models to estimate contaminant concentrations in environmental media from an initial contaminated soil source and food-web uptake models to estimate contaminant doses to ecological receptors. The dose estimates are then used to estimate a risk for the ecological receptor and to calculate preliminary soil guidelines for reducing risks to acceptable levels. Specifically, RESRAD-ECORISK calculates (1) a species-specific applied daily dose for each contaminant (using species-specific life history information and site-specific environmental media concentrations), (2) an ecological hazard quotient (EHQ) for each contaminant and species, and (3) preliminary soil cleanup criteria for each contaminant and receptor. RESRAD-ECORISK incorporates a user-friendly menu-driven interface, databases and default values for a variety of ecological and chemical parameters, and on-line help for easy operation. The code is sufficiently flexible to simulate different contaminated sites and incorporate site-specific ecological data.},
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