Accession Number:

ADA061684

Title:

Environmental and Ecology Branch Progress Report, 1974 through 1976 Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1974-31 Dec 1976

Corporate Author:

ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, all projects at Dugway Proving Ground DPG are evaluated for their potential for causing adverse environmental impact. Environmental studies for other U.S. Army installations include baseline ecological surveys, demography of jackrabbits and selected rodents. These programs have provided population and toxicological baseline data on wildlife. Investigations have been made of hazards associated with bacterial aerosols generated by cooling towers using biocontaminated wastewater. The organic nitrogen wastes generated by manufacture of Army explosives have been studied with regard to aeration rates, residence times, nutrient requirements and other physical and biological factors. A handbook for evaluating ecological effects of pollution on DARCOM installations has been prepared for the Pollution Abatement and Environmental Control Technical Lead Laboratory. Consultation services concerning environmental and epidemiological problems and mosquito control were provided to the Facilities Engineering Directorate of U.S. Army, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE