Water Quality Assessment for the Proposed RDX-HMX Facility, McAlester Naval Ammunition Depot. Volume I.
WATER AND AIR RESEARCH INC GAINESVILLE FLA
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The environmental assessment addresses the impact of an RDX-HMX manufacturing plant at the McAlester Naval Ammunition Depot. The waste discharge of the proposed facility will enter the Chun - Peaceable Creek system near its headwaters and convey effluent to the Gaines Creek arm of the Eufaula Reservoir. Presently, MNAD is a TNT loading facility and only a small amount of munitions residues enter the streams. The impact of the MNAD discharge as characterized may alter the existing biotic community. Ambient conditions in the stream reflect an assemblage of aquatic organisms including species of game fish which could be disrupted by exposure to significant amounts of munitions residues. For example, in the event of waste treatment plant failure, raw wastewater discharged to the streams under no flow or median flow conditions will cause severe dissolved oxygen deficits probably to the point of anoxia. With the waste treatment plant operating at design levels, dissolved oxygen concentrations less than 4 mgl may occur in the middle reach of Peaceable Creek.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Water Pollution and Control