Accession Number:

ADA024194

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WAPORA INC WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

Studies were undertaken at Milan Army Ammunition Plant MAAP to determine the effects of munitions wastes on aquatic life in the receiving system. The following aquatic groups were investigated Bacteria, phytoplankton, periphyton, zooplankton, protozoa, macroinvertebrates and fish. Of the physicalchemical in situ parameters, only conductivity appeared to be influenced by plant activity. Those water and sediment laboratory parameters which appeared to be affected as a result of plant activities were Total solids water, total dissolved solids, total volatile solids, TKN, orthophosphates, COD water, TOC, oil and grease water, cadmium water, COD sediments, lead sediments and chromium sediments. Other parameters demonstrated concentration patterns not based on proximity to plant discharges. The operation of MAAP has not had an apparent significant impact on the aquatic flora and fauna of the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE