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Main Title Hazardous materials spill warning system
Author Kirsch, Milton. ; Melvold, Robert ; Vrolyk, John
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Melvold, Robert W.
Vrolyk, John
CORP Author Rockwell International, Newbury Park, CA. Environmental Monitoring and Services Center.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/2-81-212 ; RI/RD77-263; EPA-68-03-2080
Stock Number PB82-108424
OCLC Number 09034786
Subjects Hazardous substances--Accidents ; Water--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Warning systems ; Streams ; Rivers ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Chemical compounds ; Hazardous materials spill
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-212 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/12/2009
NTIS  PB82-108424 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 59 p. : ill.
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of materials defined as hazardous substances based on their aquatic toxicity. In addition, certain materials have been designated as 'priority pollutants.' Often, a spill of toxic materials into a moving water stream can occur without the spiller being aware, or without the spiller notifying authorities. Accordingly, a system was needed to detect the presence of hazardous toxic materials in streams and rivers. This need has been filled by providing a spill alarm system, which was designed, fabricated, and tested prior to delivery. It consists of nonselective detection components which together serve to detect all the materials on the designated hazardous materials list, and the priority pollutants. The system was mounted on an automotive trailer and delivered to the Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch in Edison, New Jersey.
"RI/RD77-263"-Performing organization report no. "References": p. 47.