The problem of stream pollution in Texas with special reference to salt water from the oil fields.
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The problem of stream pollution in Texas with special reference to salt water from oil fields. The salt water from the oil-fields in Texas constitutes a real menace to the aquatic resources of the State. This menace can be controlled by impounding these salt waters and by discharging them into the streams at such time when they are able to carry the load. MgCl2 and AgCl2 have a greater lethal effect upon fish than NaCl. At high concentrations 20,000 ppm NaCl kills fish more rapidly than CaCl2 of the same concentration. Fish apparently killed in high concentrations of NaCl can be revived. Dilution of the salt water to conform to the limits for total salinity set by law will in all probability render the water harmless for fish life.