Accession Number:

ADA467011

Title:

Literature Review of Biodegradation in Soil of Selected Rocky Mountain Arsenal Contaminants: Isodrin, Dieldrin, Diisopropylmethyl-Phosphonate, 1.2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane, and p-Chloro-Phenylmethylsulfoxide

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Soils and groundwater at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal RMA, Colorado have been contaminated with a variety of organic chemicals. Among these chemicals are l,2-dibromo-3-chloro- propane DBCP, diisopropylmethylphosphonate DIMP, p-chloro- phenylmethylsulfoxide PCPMSO, isodrin, and dieldrin. The U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency USATHAMA is investigating the possibility that microorganisms in soil may transform these five compounds to intermediates or innocuous end products. WESTON is conducting a laboratory study to evaluate the biodegradability of these compounds in soil under RMA relevant conditions. As part of this study, WESTON is conducting a literature review to determine the current state of knowledge regarding these subject areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE