Accession Number : ADA329553

Title :   Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Evaluation (BRAC EE) Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

PDF Url : ADA329553

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) has requested Arthur D. Little, Inc. to perform a supplemental sampling event at two Areas Requiring Environmental Evaluation (AREEs). AREE 69B and AREE 63Q were included in the Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Evaluation (BRAC EE). An environmental evaluation including soil and ground water sampling was conducted at AREE 63 and AREE 69 sites in 1994. The environmental evaluation recommended further evaluations at AREE 69B. A supplemental sampling event was performed in July 1995 that involved resampling the five ground water monitoring wells at AREE 69B. Based upon the results of the July 1995 sampling, additional sampling was recommended at AREE 69B to fully determine the nature of the residual contamination at the site and determine the need for further action. During the Base Closure Team (BCT) meeting in November 1995, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) requested that AREE 63Q be resampled. During the BRAC EE performed for AREE 63 sites in 1994 an underground storage tank (UST) was discovered in the vicinity of AREE 63Q. The New England Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NED USACE) removed the tank in 1995 and the site has been recommended for no further action (NFA). The tank, however, was located approximately 30 feet to the southwest of AREE 63Q. As a result, the MADEP has requested that the BRAC EE for AREE 63Q be completed.

Descriptors :   *SAMPLING, *ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *BASE CLOSURES, MONITORING, GROUND WATER, RESIDUALS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CONTAMINATION, MASSACHUSETTS, UNDERGROUND.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE