Accession Number:

ADA135910

Title:

Programmatic Life Cycle Environmental Assessment for Smoke/Obscurants. Volume 2. Red, White, and Plasticized White Phosphorus

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Phosphorus type smokeobscurants have been used extensively in the past and will continue to be used widely in the future. Their prime function is to obstruct the visual spectrum and conceal the movement of friendly troops in the battlefield. The environmental impacts associated with the use of these compounds for testing and training purposes have been reviewed and compiled in this report. Based on the toxicological data gathered and the regulatory aspects associated with the use of these smokeobscurants it was concluded that this portion of the smoke program will not significantly affect the quality of the environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE