Accession Number : ADA267869


Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Guam Cleanup of Uruno Beach


Descriptive Note : Draft rept.


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267869.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force was mandated to remove debris deposited by the military during the 1940's and 1950's from the project site. The alternatives considered are real estate acquisition of the private property which would not require cleanup; a total cleanup where either a cable system which requires a crane and dragline to haul debris up the slope of the cliffs for disposal or a bulldozer attached to a cable which would push the debris down the cliff to a staging area for the debris to be sorted and transported for disposal over land; minimal cleanup of ordnance and/or large debris; and no action. The debris would be disposed at a land disposal site on Anderson Air Force Base while the ocean disposal area has not been determined. Ordnance removal would also be included during the removal operations. The cleanup activities may impact the endangered Mariana crow, archaeological sites and pristine limestone forest areas. The ocean disposal route has been evaluated and was dropped further consideration because of the significant adverse impacts on the pristine marine environment, archeological sites and the lack of an approved ocean disposal site.


Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL , *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *BEACHES , *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *ECOLOGY , AIR FORCE , OCEAN CURRENTS , ECONOMIC IMPACT , DEBRIS , WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT , GROUND WATER , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , BULLDOZERS , GUAM , GEOGRAPHY , WILDLIFE , LAND USE , ENDANGERED SPECIES , WATER QUALITY , HISTORIC SITES , HAZARDOUS WASTES , SOILS , CLIMATE , MARINE BIOLOGY , NOISE , AIR QUALITY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Ecology
      Biological Oceanography
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE