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Wastewater Toxicity Testing

 

Biological testing (i.e., biomonitoring) is a major part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA) water quality-based approach to controlling toxic pollutants to the nation's waters. To meet our clients' needs, New England Bioassay currently performs a wide variety of toxicological investigations that include static, static-renewal, and flow-through test systems required by the Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

The NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point and non-point source discharges into waters of the United States. Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is an important tool in detecting and addressing toxicity in surface waters.

New England Bioassay routinely performs the acute and chronic toxicity tests with both freshwater and marine vertebrates and invertebrates for industrial, municipal, and environmental engineering clients throughout the United States.

  • Fish Acute and Chronic Tests Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Invertebrate Acute...
  • Fish Acute and Chronic Tests Sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus ) Inland silverside (Menidia beryllina) Invertebrate Acute and Chronic Tests Mysid...
  • The EPA publishes laboratory test procedures that are used to analyze the chemical, physical and biological components of wastewater and other environmental samples that are required by regulations...
  •   New England Bioassay recognizes that our client's samples must be tested using only healthy stocks of freshwater, saltwater, or terrestrial organisms. Our experienced staff...
  •   As an outgrowth of NPDES biomonitoring requirements, in those instances where an effluent has consistently demonstrated toxicity, the US EPA and the states require an effort aimed at...