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New Methods for On-Site Biological Monitoring of Effluent Water Quality

  • Henry S. Gardner
  • William H. van der Schalie
  • Marilyn J. Wolfe
  • Robert A. Finch
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)

Abstract

The presence of contaminated water and wastewater at industrial and hazardous waste sites is a costly problem for the military. The Department of Defense (DOD) operates 500 to 700 domestic wastewater treatment plants and 100 to 200 industrial wastewater treatment plants in the continental United States (Anon, 1985). In addition, DOD has 400–800 waste disposal sites requiring remedial actions that are conservatively estimated to cost $5–10 billion over the next 5–10 years. Many of these sites contain complex mixtures of chemicals and an estimated 35% contain military-unique materials (Naugle, 1986).

Keywords

Fathead Minnow Hazardous Waste Site Carcinogenicity Study Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry S. Gardner
    • 1
  • William H. van der Schalie
    • 1
  • Marilyn J. Wolfe
    • 2
  • Robert A. Finch
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Army Biomedical Research and Development LaboratoryFrederickUSA
  2. 2.Experimental Pathology Laboratories Inc.HerndonUSA

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