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Title: The application of toxicity-based criteria for the regulatory control of wastewater discharges: a consultation document
Author: Environment Agency - Direct Toxicity Assessment National Centre
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: a consultation document prepared by the Direct Toxicity Assessment National Centre and issued by the Environment Agency on the proposed introduction of toxicity-based conditions to discharge licences
Abstract:
This document discusses the proposed application of direct toxicity assessment (DTA) for the regulatory control of wastewater discharges and introduces the wider application of these procedures for the purpose of assessing environmental quality. DTA provides a meaningful and easily understood measure of poisonous matter in whole samples, and the likely risk of environmental damage which could be caused by the release of complex mixtures of toxic substances. The Environment Agency will introduce new measures for general quality assessment, together with regulatory controls, to provide better protection of the environment.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionWastewaterToxicityTestingConsultation
Extent: 50
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1739
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