Assessment of Deformities, Erosions, Lesions, and Tumors (DELTs) in Fish Exposed to Effluents From an Oil Refinery

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Marisol Sepúlveda

Spotfin shinner.

Dr. Marisol Sepulvada holding a fish.

Marisol Sepúlveda, Professor and Associate Head of Research
Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Objectives

The primary objective this study is to determine whether the a thermal discharge from an oil refinery is causing an increased incidence of DELTs on fish. This study consists of three elements: an onsite thermal bioassay, field collections and DELTs assessment, and fish health assessment.

United States Envrionmental Protection Agency