Accidental Discharge of Brodifacoum Baits into a Freshwater Lake: A Case Study

  • P. Fisher
  • E. Funnell
  • A. Fairweather
  • L. Brown
  • M. Campion
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-011-0470-1

Cite this article as:
Fisher, P., Funnell, E., Fairweather, A. et al. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2012) 88: 226. doi:10.1007/s00128-011-0470-1

Abstract

Approximately 700 kg of cereal bait containing 20 ppm of the anticoagulant rodenticide brodifacoum was spilled into a southern New Zealand lake in 2010 from a helicopter being used to transport containers of brodifacoum bait for an aerial baiting operation. In the month after the spill no residual brodifacoum was detected in samples of lake water, sediment, benthic invertebrates, eels, and two birds.

Keywords

Benthic invertebrates Brodifacoum Sediment testing Water 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Fisher
    • 1
  • E. Funnell
    • 2
  • A. Fairweather
    • 3
  • L. Brown
    • 1
  • M. Campion
    • 1
  1. 1.Landcare ResearchLincolnNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Conservation, New ZealandInvercargillNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Conservation, New ZealandHamiltonNew Zealand

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