Accession Number : AD0725572

Title :   Sanitary Engineering Special Study No. 24-007-70/71. Evaluation of Toxicity of Selected TNT Wastes on Fish. Phase I. Acute Toxicity of Alpha-TNT to Bluegills, 1 January 1970 - 31 October 1970,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Pederson,Gary L.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The special study was conducted to determine the acute toxicity of Alpha-TNT to bluegills and to determine if water temperature or hardness affected the toxicity level. Results (LC50's) ranged from 2.3 - 2.8 mg/1 of Alpha-TNT for the different test conditions. It was found that temperature significantly affected the toxicity of Alpha-TNT while hardness did not. It is recommended that additional acute toxicity studies be performed on a different fish species, on a higher aquatic invertebrate, and on an algal species. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TNT, *TOXICITY), (*FISHES, TOXIC TOLERANCES), (*WATER POLLUTION, TNT), MARINE BIOLOGY, WATER, TEMPERATURE, HARDNESS, AQUATIC ANIMALS, ALGAE, EXPLOSIVES, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE