Accession Number : AD0475766


Title :   MONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISPERSION OF BERYLLIUM FROM DISPOSAL OF A SOLID PROPELLANT BY TRENCH BURNING AT DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, UTAH.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Jun-18 Jul 65,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Herwig, Lee C , Jr ; Higgins, Frederick B , Jr


Report Date : 18 Jul 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : A study of diffusion of beryllium from disposal of a solid propellant waste was conducted at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, during June-July 1965. The propellant waste was burned in two open trenches in a canyon at the base of Granite Mountain. Air sampling was accomplished by use of several types of high-volume air samplers; soil sampling was also conducted. The study was designed primarily to determine the distribution of beryllium to the environment. Results indicate that beryllium concentrations are high at the disposal site following ignition of the waste but fall of rapidly with time and distance. The study shows that large quantities of beryllium-containing solid propellant can be safety burned at Dugway Proving Ground with minimum hazard to civilian communities or to military personnel involved in the disposal effort provided specific meteorological conditions prevail. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TOXICITY , *AIR POLLUTION , DISPOSAL , BERYLLIUM , METAL POISONING , SAFETY , STANDARDS , ENVIRONMENTS , BURNABLE POISONS , TEST METHODS , DIFFUSION , SOLID ROCKET FUELS , SCATTERING , COMBUSTION , HAZARDS , DISTRIBUTION


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Solid Rocket Propellants


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE