Toxicity of TNT Wastewaters to Aquatic Organisms. Volume 3. Chronic Toxicity of LAP Wastewater and 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene.
Final rept. 15 Dec 78-28 Feb 82,
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
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Early life stage tests were performed with LAP water a 1.61 mixture of TNT and RDX and TNT using rainbow trout, fathead minnows, and channel catfish as test organisms. Chronic toxicity studies were performed with TNT and LAP water using fathead minnows and Daphnia magna as test organisms. A chronic study was also performed with irradiated LAP water using Daphnia magna. Based on the data from these studies as well as prior acute studies, water quality criteria based on US EPA-recommended procedures were developed for LAP water and TNT. For both LAP water and TNT, concentrations of 1.3 and 0.9 mgL, respectively, should not be exceeded in a 24-hour period. For LAP water, 0.19 mgL should be considered the 24-hour average allowable concentration. For TNT, a concentration of 0.04 mgL should be used as an interim 24-hour average allowable concentration until a chronic no-effect level is experimentally defined for fathead minnows exposed to TNT.
- Biological Oceanography
- Water Pollution and Control