Accession Number : ADA289257

Title :   A Systems Engineering Approach to Environmental Risk Management: A Case Study of Depleted Uranium at Test Area C-64, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Carter, Charles M. ; Fortmann, Kristina M. ; Hill, Stephen W. ; Latin, Robert M. ; Masterson, Edward J.

PDF Url : ADA289257

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 329

Abstract : Environmental restoration is an area of concern in an environmentally conscious world. Much effort is required to clean up the environment and promote environmentally sound methods for managing current land use. In light of the public consciousness with the latter topic, the United States Air Force must also take an active role in addressing these environmental issues with respect to current and future USAF base land use. This thesis uses the systems engineering technique to assess human health risks and to evaluate risk management options with respect to depleted uranium contamination in the sampled region of Test Area (TA) C-64 at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB). The research combines the disciplines of environmental data collection, DU soil concentration distribution modeling, ground water modeling, particle resuspension modeling, exposure assessment, health hazard assessment, and uncertainty analysis to characterize the test area. These disciplines are required to quantify current and future health risks, as well as to recommend cost effective ways to increase confidence in health risk assessment and remediation options.

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *LAND USE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, UNCERTAINTY, RISK, COST EFFECTIVENESS, WIND, FORECASTING, THESES, SOIL MECHANICS, HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, SURFACE WATERS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), WASTE DISPOSAL, CONTAMINATION, RAINFALL, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PUBLIC HEALTH, FLORIDA, URANIUM, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE