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Sediment Toxicity Testing

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Sediment Toxicity Testing

Freshwater Species


Hyalella azteca 

Chironomus tentans 

Lumbriculus variegatus 


Sediment toxicity or bioaccumulation testing may be required under a range of federal and state programs, most commonly for dredge spoil and Superfund site assessments.  Coastal Bioanalysts, Inc. has the facilities and experience to perform toxicity and bioaccumulation tests in compliance with EPA, Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) and ASTM methods.


Whole sediment, elutriate and water column tests can be performed with either fresh or saltwater species.  Static, static-renewal and flow-through testing capabilities are available.  We are experienced with both short-term and chronic/life-cycle tests with  Leptocheirus plumulosus, Hyalella azteca and Chrironomus tentans. 


Leptocheirus plumulosus


Hyalella azteca

Chironomus tentans

Marine/Estuarine Species


Leptocheirus plumulosus 

Ampelisca abdita 

Mysidopsis (Americamysis) bahia 

Palaemonetes pugio 

Macoma nasuta 

Crassostrea virginica 

Mytilus edulis 

Mercenaria mercenaria 

Nereis virens 

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