Accession Number : ADA461795

Title :   Site Investigation Report for Fort McClellan, Alabama

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1991-Aug 1993

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Manikas, Christopher S.

PDF Url : ADA461795

Report Date : 31 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 241

Abstract : This report documents the findings of environmental investigations at 17 sites identified by USAEC at Fort McClellan, Alabama. The investigated sites included 12 former chemical warfare agent (CWA) training areas, 2 possible chemical munitions disposal areas, and 3 former landfills. Twelve of the sites are located on the Main Post of Fort McClellan and 5 sites are located on the adjacent Pelham Range. Environmental investigations at the sites included field screening of soil for HD, GB, and VX chemical warfare agents using MINICAMS and laboratory analysis for agent breakdown products. Screening for CWA at the sites indicated below TWA concentrations at sites where readings were obtained. Agent break-down products were not detected in soil samples submitted for laboratory analysis. Qualitative and quantitative geophysical surveying was conducted at several sites including metal detection, EM-31 electromagnetics surveys, and magnetometry. Eight monitoring wells were installed at two of the former landfill sites. Samples obtained from the eight SI monitoring wells and from five existing monitoring wells detected low levels of organic chemicals and metals in the groundwater. HRS scoring for former landfill #3 produced a 16.08 score based on limited sampling.

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, *SITE INVESTIGATIONS, LABORATORY TESTS, DEGRADATION, SURVEYS, LANDFILLS, VX AGENT, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, HD AGENT, METAL DETECTORS, MAGNETOMETRY, ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS, GB AGENT, ALABAMA, GEOPHYSICS, CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, SAMPLING, SOILS, MONITORING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE