Accession Number:

ADA181346

Title:

Wastewater Characterization Survey, Plattsburgh AFB, New York.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The USAFOEHL conducted a survey characterizing the wastewater in the Plattsburgh AFB sanitary, storm, and surface water discharges from the base and determining if applicable discharge standards are being violated. A total of 31 sampling sites were evaluated including 12 sanitary, 13 surface, and 6 storm water sources. Priority pollutants were found in samples from the sanitary and storm sewers and in the streams leaving the base. Recommendations were 1 Combustible gas detection sytems should be installed in lift stations. 2 A comprehensive hazardous waste survey should be conducted to identify the source of the contaminants. 3 Respirators should be worn by personnel entering the wet well of lift stations, Building 2291. 4 Alternates for achieving better oilwater separation should be investigated. 5 The possibility of cross-connections between the sanitary and storm systems should be investigated. 6 Oilwater separators discharge should be determined and should be connected to the sanitary sewer system. 7 Streams should be monitored for ammonia to avoid aquatic toxicity problems. 8 The BODCOD ration should be determined by monitoring these parameters in the stream flowing through Copeland Oil property. 9 Additional analysis should be conducted on the seepage from the marina beach area. 10 A hazardous material training program should be instituted. Keywords Wastewater Hazardous waste Sewage treatment Hazardous materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE