Accession Number : ADA260973


Title :   Use of the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System at Grandville, Michigan Superfund Site


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Sharp, Michael K ; Kala, Raju ; Powell, Jeff


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260973.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : This report documents the results of an investigation at the Organic Chemical, Inc. site in Grandville, Michigan. This site is on the National Priority List for cleanup, and is being overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Region V office. The site was investigated utilizing the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System, with a fiber optic fluorimeter sensor. This sensor allows the detection of hydrocarbon contaminants in the subsurface. A total of fifty pushes were completed at the site to an average depth of approximately 15 ft, covering approximately 80 acres. A hydrocarbon contaminant plume was located at the site extending from the OCI facility in a northerly direction. This matches the flow of the groundwater in the area as it moves toward the Grand River. The plume was successfully bounded on the North, South, and West sides. The plume boundary on the East side could not be established due to property constraints. The concentrations of contaminants in certain areas of the site exceeded 5000 ppm. Cone penetrometer, Geophysics, Fiber optic fluorescence.


Descriptors :   *PENETROMETERS , *HYDROCARBONS , *GEOPHYSICS , FIBER OPTICS , OPTICS , DETECTION , BOUNDARIES , CONTAMINANTS , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , SUBSURFACE , PLUMES , FLOW , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , GROUND WATER , DEPTH , FLUORESCENCE , SITES


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE