Accession Number : ADA291521

Title :   Preliminary Investigation of Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, and Mercury Residues in Eggs and Young Waterfowl Nesting at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado.

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF FISHERY AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : McEwen, Lowell C. ; DeWeese, Lawrence R.

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Report Date : 02 NOV 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : 16 Eggs and 12 young waterfowl were taken from nests in the lakes area and analyzed for ALDRIN, ENDRIN, DIELDRIN, and HG. The contaminants found in highest concentrations, DIELDRIN and HG, were at dangerous levels in the eggs. All the eggs also had detectable ALDRIN and ENDRIN. It is evident that waterfowl attempting to nest in the lakes area are exposed to a toxic environment. -BKA

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *WATER POLLUTION, *EGGS, *WATERFOWL, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, ARMY FACILITIES, SAMPLING, MERCURY, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ROCKY MOUNTAINS, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, BIRDS, LAKES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, COLORADO, ALDRIN, DIELDRIN.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE