Accession Number : ADA299340

Title :   Terrestrial Ecological Risk Assessment Army Materials Technology Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

PDF Url : ADA299340

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The objectives of this ecological risk assessment are to identify and estimate the potential terrestrial ecological impacts associated with the chemicals of potential concern detected in soils at the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory (AMTL) - Site in Watertown, Massachusetts. The assessment focuses on the potential for exposure and impact to terrestrial fauna that inhabit or are potential inhabitants of the site. The location of the site and surrounding vicinity is shown in Figure 1-1. The technical guidance for performance of the ecological risk assessment comes primarily from the following sources: Ecological Risk Assessment (EPA, 1986), Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites: A Field and Laboratory Reference (EPA, 1989a), Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund - Volume II, Environmental Evaluation Manual (EPA, 1989b), Summary Report on Issues in Ecological Risk Assessment (EPA, 1991a), Guidance for Disposal Site Risk Characterization in Support of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MDEP, 1994), Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment (EPA, 1992a), and Wildlife Exposure Factors Handbook (EPA, 1993). Numerous other information sources were used to assist in this report preparation and are included in the references section.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *EARTH(PLANET), *WILDLIFE, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *ECOLOGY, *INHABITANTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, EMERGENCIES, RISK, IMPACT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PREPARATION, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, CHEMICALS, REPORTS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ANIMALS, GUIDANCE, MANUAL OPERATION, DISPOSAL, HANDBOOKS, MASSACHUSETTS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE