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Main Title Fate and Effects of Whole Drilling Fluids and Fluid Components in Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems: A Literature Review.
Author Ferrante, John G. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-3169; EPA-600/4-81-031;
Stock Number PB81-197766
Additional Subjects Drilling fluids ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Plants(Botany) ; Toxicity ; Germination ; Exposure ; Aquatic animals ; Surface waters ; Ground water ; Trout ; Mortality ; Salinity ; Exposure ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; NTISEPAORD
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NTIS  PB81-197766 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Drilling fluids represent an important aspect of offshore and land based drilling operations. Periodically, the fluids must be changed or they become old and the spent fluids are disposed of in on-land facilities. Introduction into the environment of the chemically complex fluids has prompted effects research addressing terrestrial and freshwater habitats and their respective biological components. Studies with terrestrial plants in laboratory and field experiments show that the fluids and some fluid components exhibit phytotoxicity properties reducing seed germination, growth and yield. Phytotoxicity in whole drilling fluids is attributed to soluble salt concentrations. Preference/avoidance reactions were observed in experiments with whole drilling fluids are also discussed. The range of lethal concentrations of fluid components in toxicity studies was from < 1 to 75,000 mg/l and that for whole drilling fluids from 0.29 to 85% by volume.