Accession Number : ADA312103

Title :   United States Air Force 611th Air Support Group/Civil Engineering Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Risk Assessment: Barter Island Radar Installation, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 95-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : ICF TECHNOLOGY INC FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Karmi, Samer ; Madden, Jerome ; Borsetti, Richard

PDF Url : ADA312103

Report Date : 08 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 430

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 (RI/FS) (U.S. Air Force 1996). The analytical data reported in the RI/FS form the basis for the human health and ecological risk assessments. The primary chemicals of concern (COOs) at the 14 sites are diesel and gasoline from past spills and/or leaks. 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, if so, to rank sites for remedial action.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *WATER POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *SOIL POLLUTION, *RADAR STATIONS, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, TOXIC HAZARDS, TOXICITY, ALASKA, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GROUND WATER, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SURFACE WATERS, XYLENES, FUEL TANKS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INSTALLATION RESTORATION, VEGETATION, HABITATS, LANDFILLS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, SEDIMENTS, DIESEL FUELS, FUEL CONTAMINATION, SOIL TESTS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), ECOLOGY, OIL SPILLS, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, WATER ANALYSIS, BARTER ISLAND.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE