Accession Number:

ADA155041

Title:

Installation Restoration Program. Phase I - Records Search 92nd Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Fairchild AFB, Washington.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

JRB ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

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 Fairchild AFB, Washington. The AFB is located 15 miles west of Spokane, Washington on a flat plateau 300 feet above the Spokane River valley. Nine off-base sites were also inspected and included training, housing and recreation areas a cemetary and water supply well field and radar and other communication support facilities. Twenty-two sites were identified and inspected as potential hazardous waste sites. Numerical ranking of 12 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 recommendation include site cleanup and closure, confirmation studies in the vicinity of past spill sites, and enhanced protection of the shallow groundwater aquifer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE