Ecological surveys of the proposed high explosives wastewater treatment facility region

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) proposes to improve its treatment of wastewater from high explosives (HE) research and development activities. The proposed project would focus on a concerted waste minimization effort to greatly reduce the amount of wastewater needing treatment. The result would be a 99% decrease in the HE wastewater volume, from the current level of 6,760,000 L/mo (1,786,000 gal./mo) to 41,200 L/mo (11,000 gal./mo). This reduction would entail closure of HE wastewater outfalls, affecting some wetland areas that depend on HE wastewater effluents. The outfalls also provide drinking water for many wildlife species. Terminating the flow of effluents ... continued below

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Haarmann, T. July 1, 1995.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) proposes to improve its treatment of wastewater from high explosives (HE) research and development activities. The proposed project would focus on a concerted waste minimization effort to greatly reduce the amount of wastewater needing treatment. The result would be a 99% decrease in the HE wastewater volume, from the current level of 6,760,000 L/mo (1,786,000 gal./mo) to 41,200 L/mo (11,000 gal./mo). This reduction would entail closure of HE wastewater outfalls, affecting some wetland areas that depend on HE wastewater effluents. The outfalls also provide drinking water for many wildlife species. Terminating the flow of effluents at outfalls would represent an improvement in water quality in the LANL region but locally could have a negative effect on some wetlands and wildlife species. None of the affected species are protected by any state or federal endangered species laws. The purpose of this report is to briefly discuss the different biological studies that have been done in the region of the project area. This report is written to give biological information and baseline data and the biota of the project area.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015053

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95015053
  • Report No.: LA--12967-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/88592 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 88592
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792147

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Haarmann, T. Ecological surveys of the proposed high explosives wastewater treatment facility region, report, July 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792147/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.