Accession Number:

ADA209617

Title:

Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey, Carswell AFB, Texas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16-27 May 1988

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The USAFOEHL conducted a hazardous waste technical assistance survey at Carswell AFB CAFB, Texas, from 16-27 May 88 to address hazardous waste management practices, establish a waste sampling strategy, and explore opportunities for hazardous waste minimization. The survey team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of chemical waste management practices and met with hazardous waste managers and engineers to discuss the hazardous waste program. Survey results showed that CAFB needs to formalize the hazardous waste management program. Recommendations include 1 develop a waste analysis plan to include a complete listing of all wastestreams, the results of a baseline waste analysis, the analytical parameters, the test and sampling methods, and the sampling frequency for each wastestream 2 instigate an education and training program to support a formalized hazardous waste management program and to strengthen communication between managers and shop personnel 3 leak test the underground tank at the Auto Hobby Shop 4 contact the Fort Worth wastewater treatment plant to discuss the possibility of approving the disposal of waste antifreeze in the sanitary sewer system 5 consolidate existing work orders to upgrade accumulation sites 6 consider alternate solvents to minimize waste PD- 680 7 provide the Environmental Coordination with access to a government vehicle to facilitate more frequent inspections of accumulation sites located in controlled areas and 8 collect hazardous waste samples from drums using disposal coliwasas rather than a reusable coliwasa. Waste reduction.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE