Accession Number:

ADA142694

Title:

Engineering and Environmental Study of DDT Contamination of Huntsville Spring Branch, Indian Creek, and Adjacent Lands and Waters, Wheeler Reservoir, Alabama. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WATER AND AIR RESEARCH INC GAINESVILLE FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This report deals with DDTR contamination in northeast Alabama in the Tennessee River system from Mile 260 to 375 which includes Wilson, Wheeler, and Guntersville Reservoirs. The primary area of interest is the Huntsville Spring Branch - Indian Creek HSB-1C tributary system which enters the Tennessee River TR at Mile 321. From 1947 to 1970 a privately operated DDT plant on Redstone Arsenal discharged waste containing DDT residues DDT DDD DDE, commonly referred to as DDTR. A major impact of these residues has been the contamination of certain fish species of DDTR levels exceeding the 5 ppm limit set by the Food and Drug Administration FDA for edible portions of fish.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE