Contaminated Soil Cleanup Objectives for Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant.
Technical rept. 2 Jan-15 May 86,
ARMY MEDICAL BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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A method has been developed to determine soil cleanup objectives for small chemically contaminated source areas located within a large installation. The purpose of such cleanup is to reduce the sources of groundwater pollution, so that levels of the contaminants in the aquifer would eventually not exceed applicable drinking water criteria. The method has been applied to derive site-specific soil concentration limits for Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant. The numbers so derived, not to be used elsewhere, are as follows TNT, 5 ppm RDX, 10 ppm 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene TNB, 15 ppm. Numbers were also derived for 2,4-DNT and 2,6-DNT but removal of soil excessively contaminated with TNT should be sufficient to assure adequate removal of the two DNTs at this site. Thus, analysis for the latter compounds on a regular basis need not be required. Keywords Nitrobenzenes Army facilities Nebraska Nitramine, Methylenes Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine DNT Explosives Groundwater Pollutant limit values and Soil contaminants.
- Soil Mechanics
- Water Pollution and Control