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Main Title Effects of Waste Water Discharges on the Flavor of Fishes in the Missouri River, October, 1969.
Author Thoma, Nelson. A. ; Hick, Delbert B. ;
CORP Author National Field Investigations Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-228 532
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Seafood ; Flavor ; Missouri River ; Sewage ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 532 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 27p
An investigation of effects of pollutants on fish flavor was conducted on the Missouri River from Sioux City, Iowa, downstream to Waverly, Missouri. Test channel catfish were placed upstream and downstream from all known significant waste discharges in this reach. After four days exposure, they were removed, dressed, quick frozen, and submitted to a food-flavor test panel. Fish held in the Missouri River in a one mile reach downstream from slaughterhouses and industrial waste discharges at Sioux City, Iowa, had an unacceptable flavor. Downstream from the Council Bluffs and Twin Cities sewage discharges, caged fish acquired an unacceptable flavor. Downstream from the Omaha sewage treatment plant discharge, fish acquired the most unacceptable flavor of any tested in the study. Wastes from the Omaha sewage treatment plant caused an unacceptable flavor in fish for 2.5 miles of river along the Nebraska shore.