Accession Number:

ADA231497

Title:

ELF Communications System, Ecological Monitoring Program: Summary of 1989 Progress

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1989,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A long term ecological monitoring program is being conducted to monitor for possible electromagnetic effects that operation of the U.S. Navys ELF communications system might have on resident biota and their ecological relationships. Monitoring studies were selected through a peer-reviewed, competitive bidding process in mid-1982, and work on most studies began in late summer of that year. Preliminary activities of the program consisted of site selection. Characterization of critical study aspects, and validation of assumptions made in original proposals. Data collection for studies at the Naval Radio Transmitting facility NRTF-Clam Lake, Wisconsin, was completed, as scheduled, during 1989. Data collection for studies at the NRTF-Republic, Michigan, is planned to continue through 1991. This report summarizes the progress of the monitoring program during 1989. To date, investigators conclude that no effects have occurred on biota exposed to electromagnetic fields produced by either a fully operational or an intermittently energized ELF transmitting facility.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation Pollution and Control
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE