Accession Number:

ADA024191

Title:

Aquatic Field Surveys at Radford, Holston, Volunteer, and Milan Army Ammunition Plants. Volume I. Radford.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WAPORA INC WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

Laboratory and field studies were conducted on September 16-20, 1974 at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant RAAP to determine possible effects of munition manufacturing wastes on the aquatic life in the New River, Virginia. Macroinvertebrate diversity was reduced below the C-line Acid Neutralization Facility and Nitroglycerin Area No. 1 discharges and remained at a low level. Decreased macroinvertebrate community diversity was found at the stations on Stroubles Creek below the major solvent and thermal discharges as compared with an upstream reference station. The following parameters determined from laboratory analyses of water samples were apparently affected by RAAP operations alkalinity, color, total dissolved solids, total organic carbon, sulfates, nitrates, nitrites, and total kjeldahl nitrogen.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE