Accession Number : ADA326407

Title :   Evaluation of Human Health Risks Associated with Fog Oil Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Preliminary Risk Evaluation Report. (Revision).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : HARLAND BARTHOLOMEW AND ASSOCIATES INC JACKSONVILLE FL

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Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : Recommendations of the 1995 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission require the closing of Fort McClellan, Alabama and relocation of essential missions to other installations. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) the Army is required to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of relocating the U.S. Army Military Police School and U.S. Army Chemical School, and several associated support units to Fort Leonard Wood (FLW), Missouri. One of the missions to be transferred to FLW is obscurant (or 'smoke') training with fog oil. As part of the EIS process, a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature was conducted to evaluate the human health effects associated with fog oil obscurant training. The human health literature evaluation report has been included as Appendix E to this report (COE KC 1996a). The preponderance of evidence from the literature on the health effects of obscurant generated with SGF-2 (Standard Grade Fuel) fog oil manufactured after 1986 in accordance with military specification, MIL-F-12070C, Amendment 2 (US Army, 1986) and specifications thereafter, indicate there is limited potential for adverse effects to humans (COE KC 1996a). In 1986, military manufacturing specifications for SGF-2 were altered to required manufacturers to remove carcinogens and potential carcinogens from the oil.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *SMOKE, *FOG, *CARCINOGENS, *OILS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NATIONAL SECURITY, MANUFACTURING, RISK, ECONOMICS, SPECIFICATIONS, HEALTH, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FUELS, MISSIONS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, ALABAMA, MINERAL OILS, SOCIOLOGY, OBSCURATION, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, MILITARY POLICE, MISSOURI.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE