A General Methodology for Evaluating Bed Sediments for Narcosis Toxicity

Lead Pi: Philip Gschwend · 3/2005 - 2/2007

Project Personnel: R Carr

Project number: 2005-R/RC-97

Many sediment beds in U.S. harbors remain toxic to benthic organisms. Making decisions about which areas to clean up requires ascertaining the location and extent of these toxic deposits. In this project, researchers are establishing a method for assessing the narcosis hazard posed by sediments.