Chemical effluents surface waters from nuclear power plants. Quarterly progress report. [Copper Toxicity]
The objectives of this research project are three-fold: To obtain data on the behavior of potentially toxic substances introduced into surface waters from nuclear power plants; To determine the impact magnitude of these substances on representative and economically important aquatic species; and To develop models with which to predict the partitioning of these substances among the abiotic aquatic compartments. Results are reported from investigations of copper partitioning in seawater, evaluating the toxicity of copper in representative marine organisms, and development of a mathematical model to predict copper partitioning.