Geotechnical Containment Alternatives for Industrial Waste Basin F, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado. A quantitative Evaluation
Final rept. 1 Dec 1977-30 Sep 1978
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal RMA, since its establishment in 1942, has produced chemical, biological, and incendiary munitions and destroyed chemical munitions. Additionally, private corporations have used leased facilities at the Arsenal for pesticide production. Wastes from these operations have been placed in several basins at RMA. Discovery of off-post contamination led to Cease and Desist Orders from the state of Colorado, which required that off-post contamination by two organic substances cease. As a result of these orders and a continuing program to contain and treat migrating wastes and to identify, isolate, and treat pollution sources contributing to this migration, one of the waste basins, Basin F, was studied. The principal tasks of the study were to develop the geohydrologic setting in the area of the basin, select feasible containment alternatives, determine the effect of basin wastes on the construction materials of each alternative, recommend one alternative, and provide a conceptual design of the containment system and a monitoring system.
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare