Accession Number : ADA319655

Title :   Phase II. Environmental Baseline Survey of McCormick Ranch, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Part 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : GRAM INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Hagaraty, Grace ; Johnson, Jeff ; Middlebrooks, Pete

PDF Url : ADA319655

Report Date : 31 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : The Phase II EBS results document the extent of environmental contamination believed to be present on McCormick Ranch. Explosive test areas having the greatest potential for containing soil contaminants were identified using the following geophysical survey methods: EM 31 terrain conductivity meter, magnetometer/gradiometer, and ground penetrating radar. From the geophysical surveys five areas were selected to conduct further environmental analysis. A total of 310 soil samples were collected from the five areas and 13 specific high explosive test sites. The samples were screened for semi-volatile organic compounds, PETN, TNT, TNT-degradation products, nitrates and radioactivity. Laboratory analyses were performed and no explosives or degradation products were identified. Semi-volatile organic compounds were found in 2 samples, manganese was detected in 3 samples, nitrates were discovered below soil action levels and radiation levels were below background. Consequently, it is unlikely that significant contamination exists.

Descriptors :   *SOILS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *CONTAMINATION, RADIATION, LABORATORY TESTS, ENVIRONMENTS, DEGRADATION, RADAR, EXPLOSIVES, BASE LINES, SURVEYS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, RADIOACTIVITY, CONTAMINANTS, NEW MEXICO, GEOPHYSICS, TNT, NITRATES, MANGANESE, EARTH PENETRATING DEVICES, PETN, GRADIOMETERS, MAGNETOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Soil Mechanics
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE