Accession Number : AD0909121

Title :   An Analysis of Chemical Agent Tests at Carroll Island, Maryland, in Recent Years.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Ward,F. Prescott ; Pinkham,Carlos F. A.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Tests of chemical agents and other compounds at Carroll Island, Maryland, from 1 July 1964 to 31 December 1971 were analyzed. During this study period, nearly 6-1/2 tons of chemicals were disseminated on the test area including 4,600 pounds of irritants, 655 pounds of anticholinesterase compounds, and 263 pounds of incapacitants. Simulant agents, incendiaries, decontaminating compounds, signaling and screening smokes, mustard, and herbicides were also released. All measures of testing intensity indicated that the use of Carroll Island for agent disseminations decreased markedly during the latter portion of the study period. This decline in the environmental burden of chemicals released on the test area could alter many ecological parameters currently being studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, TEST FACILITIES), ECOLOGY, CHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS, IRRITATING AGENTS, INCAPACITATING AGENTS, SIMULATION, INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, SMOKE, MUSTARD AGENTS, HERBICIDES, DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE