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Death of the Chesapeake A History of the Military's Role in Polluting the Bay

In essence this book deals with an area that contributes significantly to the pollution and degradation of Chesapeake Bay, but has been completely overlooked in many of the efforts to restore the Bay, specifically, the federal military pollution sources. The book also recognizes for the first... Full description

Main Author: Albright, Richard.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013
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  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Special Recognition for Those Who Enlightened the Author on Underwater Issues or on the Chesapeake Bay Itself; List of Acronyms; Introduction; 1 The Formation of the Bay and Its Drainage Area; References; 2 Nutrient Dynamics, Depletion, and Replenishment; 2.1 Nutrient Loads and Oxygen Depletion; 2.2 Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Munitions; 2.3 Munitions Disposal Areas; 2.4 Chemical Weapons Disposal in the Bay; 2.5 Total Yearly Contaminant Loads from Federal Facilities Entering the Chesapeake Bay2.6 Sewage Contamination by Military FacilitiesReferences; 3 Safety Issues with Old Munitions; 3.1 Old Explosives Can Spontaneously Detonate; 3.1.1 Underwater Munitions Can Migrate; 3.1.2 Density; 3.1.3 Wide Area Assessments [8]; 3.1.4 Human Death from Underwater UXO Detonations; 3.1.5 Human Death or Injury from Chemical Underwater UXO; 3.1.6 Human Chronic Illness from Munitions Constituents in Seafood; 3.1.7 Real Estate Impacts; References; 4 Artillery Shells in the Bay; 4.1 Bloodsworth Island Range; 4.1.1 Baltimore Anchorages; 4.1.2 Fort Armistead; 4.1.3 Proximity-Fuze Testing4.2 Seacoast Artillery4.2.1 Fort Smallwood (1896-1928); 4.2.2 Fort Monroe, VA; 4.3 Fort Meade; 4.4 Naval Research Laboratory - Chesapeake Bay Detachment; 4.5 Aberdeen Proving Ground; References; 5 Bombs in the Bay; 5.1 Langley AFB; 5.2 Tangier Island; 5.3 Atlantic Test Ranges, Patuxent River, Maryland; 5.4 Plum Tree Island; 5.4.1 Other Targets; 5.4.2 Combination Bombing and Artillery Ranges; 5.5 Ragged Point; 5.6 Hebron Bomber Airport (Intersection of Route 50 & Route 347); 5.7 Accidental Bombing of Wittman, MD; References; 6 Mines and Torpedoes in the Bay6.1 The Disappearing Droids of Chesapeake Bay6.2 Patuxent Naval Mine Warfare Test Station; References; 7 Military Munitions and Explosives Factories; 7.1 Triumph Industries; 7.2 US Penniman Shell Loading Plant; 7.3 Chestertown, MD, Munitions Plant; References; 8 Contamination from Military Constituents Leading to Environmental and Human Health Concerns; 8.1 Potential Health Effects of the Munitions Constituents Closely Associated with Military Munitions; 8.2 Perchlorates; 8.3 Lead; 8.4 Explosive Contaminants; 8.4.1 Health Effects of Nitrates; 8.4.2 Environmental Damage from Leaking Toxins8.5 Sampling for Military ContaminantsReferences; 9 Chemical Weapons Sites on Chesapeake Bay or in the Watershed; 9.1 Aberdeen Proving Ground; 9.1.1 Training Ranges; 9.1.2 General Ordnance Expended; 9.1.3 Specific Contaminants; 9.1.4 Carroll Island Study Area; 9.1.4.1 Background; 9.1.4.2 Findings to Date; 9.1.4.3 Remedial Actions; 9.1.5 White Phosphorus; 9.2 Pooles Island; 9.3 Berlin, MD; 9.4 American University Experiment Station; 9.5 Patuxent River Chemical Incineration; 9.6 Langley; 9.7 Naval Research Laboratory - Chesapeake Bay Detachment9.7.1 Dumpsite Containing 150 Tons of Lewisite Near NRL [9]

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