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
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