Accession Number : ADA294802

Title :   Risk Assessment Barter Island Radar Installation, Alaska.

Corporate Author : AIR SUPPORT GROUP (611TH) ELMENDORF AFB AK

PDF Url : ADA294802

Report Date : 05 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 391

Abstract : This document contains the baseline human health risk assessment and the ecological risk assessment (ERA) for the Barter Island Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line radar installation. Fourteen sites at the Barter Island radar installation underwent remedial investigations (Ris) during the summer of 1993. The presence of chemical contamination in the soil, sediments, and surface water at the installation was evaluated and reported in the Barter Island Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (Rl/FS) United States Air Force (Air Force) 1994a. The analytical data reported in the Rl/FS form the basis for the human health and ecological risk assessment. The primary contaminants of concern at the 14 sites are diesel and gasoline from past spills and/or leaks. The general location of the Barter Island radar installation is shown in Figure 1-1. The 14 sites investigated and the types of samples collected at each site are presented in Table 1-1. The purpose of the risk assessment is to evaluate the human and ecological health risks that may be associated with chemicals released to the environment at the 14 sites investigated during the RIs. The risk assessment characterizes the probability that measured concentrations of hazardous chemical substances will cause adverse effects in humans or the environment in the absence of remediation. The risk assessment will be used to determine if remediation (site cleanup) is necessary and also to rank sites for remedial action. Additionally, it will be used as a model for the risk assessment to be performed at the other DEW Line installations (Bullen Point, Oliktok Point, Point Lonely, Barrow Point, Wainwright, and Point Lay) and the Cape Lisburne radar installation. pg18. JMD

Descriptors :   *CHEMICALS, *TOXICITY, *SITES, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *CONTAMINANTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *ECOLOGY, *SQUADRONS, POSITION(LOCATION), AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES, RISK, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, TOXIC HAZARDS, HUMANS, HEALTH, RADAR, INSTALLATION, SURFACE WATERS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, CLEANING, HAZARDOUS WASTES, SEDIMENTS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, CORRECTIONS, GASOLINE, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, RANK ORDER STATISTICS, BARTER ISLAND.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Toxicology
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE