Accession Number : ADA325708

Title :   Wastewater Characterization Survey Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7-13 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gillen, Jeffrey C. ; Hemenway, Doris A.

PDF Url : ADA325708

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Armstrong Laboratory Occupational and Environmental Health Directorate (AL/OEBW), Brooks Air Force Base, Texas conducted a wastewater characterization survey at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base (ACANGB) from 7-13 September 1995. The survey was conducted in response to March 1995 request made by the ACANGB Environmental Coordinator, Capt John Elwood. Wastewater from industrial activities conducted at facilities located at ACANGB, including Federal Aviation Administration facilities, is discharged to the Eg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority (EHTMUA) wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater samples from five sites situated within the base containment area were collected and analyzed for various pollutant parameters to determine the source of potential contaminants in the wastewater and to determine the quality of wastewater discharged to the EHTMUA wastewater treatment plant. Based on analytical results of samples collected during this survey, potentially hazardous substances are being discharged to the ACANGB sanitary sewer system by various industrial activities occurring on the base. One possible source of contamination is the oil/water separators. According to Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7041, wastewaters from operations which produce hazardous wastes, such as aircraft maintenance operations, are required to meet pretreatment standards before being discharged to the wastewater treatment plant, or the wastewater should be handled as hazardous waste. Also, AFI 32-7041 indicates oil/water separators must be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure water quality compliance.

Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER, *HEALTH, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *CONTAMINANTS, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *WATER QUALITY, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, MAINTENANCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, PARAMETERS, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), AERONAUTICS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, WATER TREATMENT, QUALITY, SAMPLING, POLLUTANTS, LABORATORIES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, CONTAMINATION, OILS, TEXAS, NEW JERSEY, SEWERS, SANITARY ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

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