Accession Number : ADA229873


Title :   Enhanced Preliminary Assessment. Fort Des Moines. Des Moines, Iowa


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA


Personal Author(s) : Karmazyn, Joel ; Bove, Lawrence J ; Johnson, Glenn M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229873.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : An enhanced preliminary assessment was conducted at the Fort Des Moines (FDM) site which is planned for inclusion in the Base Closure Program. Included are 56 acres of the facility. During an on site inspection, no conditions were observed to be an imminent threat to human health. However, long-term threats to human health are possible as a result of leaking pole transformers and potential dispersal from a pesticide contaminated building. Other environmentally significant operations were: (1) Uncontrolled chemical storage, (2) Underground storage tanks, (3) Possible asbestos-containing materials inside and outside of buildings, (4) Firing ranges, (5) Possible polychlorinated biphenyls containing material on a roadway. Recommendations are made for groundwater well installation and sampling because of past spills, material storage and handling and documented contaminants.


Descriptors :   *HUMANS , *HEALTH , *BASE CLOSURES , CLOSURES , DISPERSING , SITES , GROUND WATER , INSPECTION , STORAGE , POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS , UNDERGROUND , IOWA , STORAGE TANKS , SAMPLING , INSTALLATION , LONG RANGE(TIME) , MATERIALS , CHEMICALS , THREATS


Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Pesticides Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE