Statement of the Committee on Military Environmental Research on the Status of Research into Biological Effects of Environmental Contaminants at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Interim rept. Oct 76-Jan 77.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC ASSEMBLY OF LIFE SCIENCES
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This report deals with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command USAMRDC charge to establish environmental quality standards for the reclamation and renovation of contaminated land areas at military installations, and the Committee on Military Environmental Research MER charge of evaluating the USAMRDC environmental research program and review the findings. During the U.S. Armys project of decontaminating the reservation at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, two contaminants - DIMP and DCPD - were detected in wells off the reservation. Toxicity investigations of these materials were promptly initiated, and acute and 90-day feeding studies were completed in the fall of 1976. The Committee comments on proposed temporary guidelines to be used until lifetime studies could be completed, and, in addition, makes recommendations for future studies concerning the food preference or avoidance in the wildlife investigations, decomposition rates and products in soils and water, and food chain accumulation in ruminants.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition