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Title: Assessment of Contaminant Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Biota on and Adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation - 2015

Abstract

This report provides information on contaminant concentrations in multiple wildlife prey species inhabiting or associated with water bodies on and downstream from the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), including regional reference sites.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1393886
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2016/247
67990
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Smith, John G., Peterson, Mark J., Mathews, Teresa J., Jones, Michael W., and Jones, Nikki J.. Assessment of Contaminant Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Biota on and Adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation - 2015. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1393886.
Smith, John G., Peterson, Mark J., Mathews, Teresa J., Jones, Michael W., & Jones, Nikki J.. Assessment of Contaminant Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Biota on and Adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation - 2015. United States. doi:10.2172/1393886.
Smith, John G., Peterson, Mark J., Mathews, Teresa J., Jones, Michael W., and Jones, Nikki J.. 2016. "Assessment of Contaminant Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Biota on and Adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation - 2015". United States. doi:10.2172/1393886. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393886.
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abstractNote = {This report provides information on contaminant concentrations in multiple wildlife prey species inhabiting or associated with water bodies on and downstream from the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), including regional reference sites.},
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