Accession Number:

ADA196846

Title:

Assessing Ecosystem Impacts from Simulant and Decontaminant Use

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept. (Final) Mar-Sep 1985

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Chemicals for simulation and decontamination of chemical warfare agents may alter the ecosystems of training sites and their environs. Little information is available on the ecotoxicology of those chemicals. This report presents methods from the literature and proposes a newly devised approach to rank those chemicals for damage potential. Further data necessary to reduce ranking errors are identified, and chemical and ecological monitoring of training sites and their surroundings are recommended. The information in this report should be of special interest to U.S. Army personnel responsible for environmental protection of training areas. Keywords Chemical agents Chemical agent simulants Environmental impact Risk assessment Contamination Toxicity.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE