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Main Title Effects of Waste Discharges from Radford Army Ammunition Plant on the Biota of the New River, Virginia.
Author Cairns, Jr, John ; Dickso, Kenneth L. ;
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number VPI-WRRC-Bull-57; OWRR-B-017-VA; 08606,; B-017-VA(10)
Stock Number PB-219 982
Additional Subjects ( Industrial wastes ; Munitions industry) ; ( New River ; Biological surveys) ; ( Water pollution ; Munitions industry) ; Benthos ; Aquatic plants ; Algae ; Fresh water fishes ; Acids ; Solvents ; Cooling water ; Nitrogen ; Ashes ; Virginia ; Nitro compounds ; TNT ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Baseline measurements ; Thermal pollution ; Radford(Virginia)
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NTIS  PB-219 982 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 57p
Abstract
The effects of waste discharges from Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), Radford, Virginia, on fish, bottom fauna, algae, and higher aquatic plants in the New River were investigated. Sampling stations were established upstream and downstream from the RAAP discharges. These stations were located to evaluate the individual effects of the various discharges (acid wastes, organic solvent wastes, thermal effluents, nitrogenous TNT wastes, and ash) on the fauna and flora. This was possible because there were a number of waste streams discharged at various points along the New River rather than a single combined waste discharge. An independent analysis of the data for each taxonomic group is presented along with general conclusions which integrate the findings of all the investigators. (Author Modified Abstract)