Accession Number:

ADA061848

Title:

Investigation of Possible Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Leakage from Electrical Transformers Due to Storm Damage, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, August 1978.

Descriptive Note:

Pesticide special study,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Results of analyses of environmental samples i.e., sediment, soil, water, air collected in and around Bldg 1530, indicated that the flash flood at WSMR in August 1978 caused very little leakage with no subsequent movement of PCBs from transformers housed in the basement of Bldg 1530. Detectable levels of Aroclor 1260 the specific PCB involved in this study were noted only in a single sediment sample collected from transformer vault room 9A. The level of Aroclor 1260 124 ppm noted in the sample was below current EPA standards defining hazardous PCB spills or wastes. A summary of results, conclusions, and recommendations were dispatched on 28 August 1978 via message, 281700Z Aug 78. Since PCB levels found in Bldg 1530 were not determined to be hazardous to human health, specific recommendations and corrective measures were not required. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE