Installation Restoration Program. Phase I. Records Search for the 5073rd Air Base Group, Shemya AFB, Alaska.
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A search of USAF, state and federal agency records and interviews with past and present base personnel and agency representatives was conducted to identify past hazardous waste generation and disposal practices at Shemya AFB, Alaska. The AFB occupies the entirety of Shemya Island, located at the western end of the Aleutian Islands. Twenty-eight sites were identified and inspected as potential hazardous waste sites. Numerical ranking of 20 sites was warranted based upon potential for contaminant release and environmental degradation. Petroleum storage, waste disposal and spills account for the most frequent and severe problems. Follow-on recommendations include site cleanup and closure, confirmation studies in the vicinity of past spill sites, and enhanced protection of the shallow groundwater aquifer. Author
- Civil Engineering