Accession Number : ADA181346

Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey, Plattsburgh AFB, New York.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Binovi,Robert D ; Riojas,Arturo H ; Spakowicz,Michael R

PDF Url : ADA181346

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The USAFOEHL conducted a survey characterizing the wastewater in the Plattsburgh AFB sanitary, storm, and surface water discharges from the base and determining if applicable discharge standards are being violated. A total of 31 sampling sites were evaluated including 12 sanitary, 13 surface, and 6 storm water sources. Priority pollutants were found in samples from the sanitary and storm sewers and in the streams leaving the base. Recommendations were: (1) Combustible gas detection sytems should be installed in lift stations. (2) A comprehensive hazardous waste survey should be conducted to identify the source of the contaminants. (3) Respirators should be worn by personnel entering the wet well of lift stations, Building 2291. (4) Alternates for achieving better oil/water separation should be investigated. (5) The possibility of cross-connections between the sanitary and storm systems should be investigated. (6) Oil/water separators discharge should be determined and should be connected to the sanitary sewer system. (7) Streams should be monitored for ammonia to avoid aquatic toxicity problems. (8) The BOD/COD ration should be determined by monitoring these parameters in the stream flowing through Copeland Oil property. (9) Additional analysis should be conducted on the seepage from the marina beach area. (10) A hazardous material training program should be instituted. Keywords: Wastewater: Hazardous waste; Sewage treatment; Hazardous materials.

Descriptors :   *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *WASTES, *POLLUTANTS, *SEWAGE TREATMENT, *WASTE WATER, AMMONIA, COMBUSTION, CONTAMINANTS, DETECTION, FISHES, GASES, LIFT, NEW YORK, OILS, PERSONNEL, RATIONS, RESPIRATORS, SANITARY ENGINEERING, SANITATION, SEPARATION, SEPARATORS, SEWAGE DISPOSAL, SEWERS, SOURCES, STANDARDS, STATIONS, STORMS, SURFACE WATERS, SURVEYS, TRAINING, WATER, WEAR

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE