Accession Number:

ADA045813

Title:

Statement of the Committee on Military Environmental Research on the Status of Research into Biological Effects of Environmental Contaminants at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Follow-Up Statement

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Sep 1977

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC ASSEMBLY OF LIFE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This report is, as the title indicates, a follow-up to the Statement of the Committee on Military Environmental Research on the Status of Research into Biological Effects of Environmental Contaminants at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command USAMRDC is charged with establishing environmental quality standards for the reclamation and renovation of contaminated land areas at military installations, and the Committee on Military Environmental Research MER is asked to evaluate the USAMRDC research program and review the findings. In its interim statement of January 1977, the Committee recommended that the decomposition rates and products, under field conditions, of DIMP and DCPD should be determined in soils and water and additional mutagenic screening tests should be undertaken, because preliminary results were inconclusive. The follow-up statement describes the Armys planned research on the decomposition rates and products of DCPD and DIMP in soils and water under field conditions, as well as the results of the mutagenic screening tests, and gives the Committees reaction to both.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE