Accession Number : ADA329692

Title :   Performance of Sampling Activities at MTL Watertown, Massachusetts for EG&G Idaho, Inc.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : EG AND G IDAHO INC IDAHO FALLS

Personal Author(s) : Lambe, Robert N.

PDF Url : ADA329692

Report Date : MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Arthur D. Little, Inc., was retained by EO&G Idaho, Inc. to conduct geotechnical services at the Material Technology Laboratory (MTL) in Watertown, Massachusetts. The objective of this "resampling" episode was to perform another round of sampling activities in support of the remedial investigation. This sampling is intended to duplicate, to the extent possible, the sampling performed in 1988. The Army Materials Technology Laboratory (MTL) is located in Watertown, Massachusetts about six miles west of Boston. The facility currently occupies approximately 47 acres on the north bank of the Charles River and includes ten major structures used for research, development, testing and manufacturing. Samples were collected for volatile organics, base/neutral/acid extractables (semivolatile organics), pesticide/PCB's, metals, cyanide, and sulfide. The five samples collected adjacent to transformers were analyzed for PCBs only. Analyses necessary to chemically characterize samples in accordance with U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency (USATHAMA) certified methods were not completed under this contract but are provided under the USATHAMA Class contract with Arthur D. Little. Analytical data will be provided along with modeling, assessments, evaluations and conclusions in the Remedial Investigation (RI) Report.

Descriptors :   *SOIL POLLUTION, *WATER ANALYSIS, WATER POLLUTION, ORGANIC MATERIALS, SAMPLING, CYANIDES, WATER QUALITY, MASSACHUSETTS, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, TRANSFORMERS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE