Accession Number : ADP004148

Title :   Practical Application of Earth Resistivity Methods in Phase II of the Installation Restoration Program,


Personal Author(s) : Harman,H. D. , Jr. ; Baker,J. N.

Report Date : 22 MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) Installation Restoration Program (IRP) establishes DOD policy to identify and evaluate suspected problems associated with past hazardous waste contamination. Phase I of the IRP is the initial assessment and records search of sites that potentially contain hazardous waste. Phase II is the confirmation and quantification of potentially hazardous waste sites. Phase III, the technology base development, and Phase IV, the remedial actions, will follow the identification of hazardous waste sites. Within Phase II of the IRP, the most important objectives are to determine if suspected contamination of a site exists, and if it does, then adequately describe the site geologic conditions and define the extent of subsurface as well as surface contamination. This paper discusses the potential utilization of electrical resistivity surveys during Phase II of the IRP. The successful utilization of ER is based on a combination of both technical approach and knowledge and skill of the user. As examples of ER utilization, two case studies involving ER surveys are described.

Descriptors :   *Environmental protection, *Environmental management, *Waste management, *Pollution, Military facilities, Reclamation, Wastes, Hazardous materials, Military research, Files(Records), Contamination, Surveys, Electrical conductivity, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE