Accession Number : ADA140206

Title :   Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Phase I. Assessment of the Potential for Groundwater Contamination, Edwards Air Force Base Waste Disposal Site Evaluations.


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Report Date : 30 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Envirodyne Engineers, Inc. (EEI) evaluated the potential for groundwater contamination at nine hazardous waste storage and disposal sites at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This evaluation consisted of an Initial Assessment Survey based on published and unpublished reports and records, interviews with base personnel, consultation with federal, state and local agencies, and site inspections. Five of the nine sites have little or no potential for groundwater contamination. Two of the remaining four sites, the Industrial Waste Pond and the Main Base Toxic Waste Disposal Site, may have a limited potential for contamination of groundwater. The remaining two sites, the North Lake Bed Storage and Disposal Site and the South Base Waste POL Storage Site, have significant potential to contaminate groundwater. At the North Lake Bed site, two subsites are in physical environments which are susceptible to groundwater contamination. Groundwater contamination at these subsites needs to be verified and the wastes removed. At the South Base Waste POL Storage Area, groundwater contamination may have already occurred or may occur in the future. Groundwater in the immediate vicinity of this site should be monitored to detect contamination before it migrates.

Descriptors :   *Environmental protection, *Hazardous materials, *Waste disposal, *Ground water, *Contamination, Migration, Contaminants, Wastes(Industrial), Petroleum products, Spilling, Ponds, Site selection, Air Force facilities, California

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE