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Title: Joint HVDC Agricultural Study : Annual Progress Report for the 1985 Study Period.

This report describes the first year of a 3-year study designed to assess the possible environmental effects of a +-500-kV dc transmission line. This first annual report documents site development, initiation of the livestock and crop studies, and the integration and interfacing of the agricultural and BPA's electrical monitoring study. The overall objective is to assess whether operation of a +-500-kV dc transmission line results in any detectable effects (beneficial or adverse) on plants or livestock, under controlled, simulated farming and ranching conditions. These two biological systems were selected because they can be expected to experience long-term exposure to maximum field and ion concentrations on the transmission right-of-way. This study is designed to provide data on end points and parameters of primary interest in commercial farming and ranching operations.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7245049
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-21216-1
ON: DE87002219
DOE Contract Number:
AI79-85BP21216
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ALFALFA; CATTLE; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; CROPS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ANIMALS; BACTERIA; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; LEGUMINOSAE; MAMMALS; MICROORGANISMS; PLANTS; RHIZOBIUM; RUMINANTS; VERTEBRATES Electric fields - Physiological effect 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects