Accession Number : ADA567603
Title : Creech Air Force Base Resort Property in Indian Springs, Nevada. Environmental Baseline Survey Report
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : BLACK AND VEATCH IRVINE CA
Personal Author(s) : Canfield, Jennifer L ; Edwards, R S
Report Date : Apr 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 480
Abstract : The purpose of this work was to prepare a Phase II Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) per Air Force Instruction 32-7066 (USAF, 1994) in response to the potential United States Air Force (USAF) acquisition of a 16.9 acre resort property in Indian Springs, Nevada (the Site). Due to the potential for hazardous materials contamination of the site, a Phase II EBS was required. The United States Air Force (USAF) is contemplating the acquisition of an additional 16.9 acres of property immediately adjacent to Creech Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada. The property is currently privately owned and is occupied by a mixture of commercial and residential buildings. The layout and proximity of this property is a security concern for the mission of Creech AFB. The property has been privately owned since 1922. Since the property was developed there have been several gasoline dispensing stations located at two locations on the property. Because of the nature of the alkaline soil affecting underground tanks, common business practices during the history of the site, and building materials that were commonly used, there are possibilities for the release of hazardous materials and pollutants into the environment. For due diligence, the USAF has contracted to have a Phase II Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) done on this property to determine if there is a pre-existing threat to human health and the environment. Black & Veatch conducted a record search of all reasonably obtainable records to determine the history and use of the site. It was determined that there are two locations that had a gasoline service station, electrical transformers that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and some of the buildings were old enough to have asbestos and lead-based paint. No other significant sources of potential contamination were found in the record search.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *REAL ESTATE , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS , AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , ASBESTOS , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , CONTAMINANTS , CONTAMINATION , GASOLINE , GROUND WATER , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , LAND USE , NEVADA , POLLUTANTS , POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS , SAMPLING , SITE INVESTIGATIONS , SOILS , STORAGE TANKS , TOPOGRAPHY , TRANSFORMERS , WATER RESOURCES
Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Water Pollution and Control
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE