Accession Number:

ADA210467

Title:

Installation Restoration Program Preliminary Assessment Bethel Radio Relay Station, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICAL CENTER ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

The Hazardous Materials Technical Center HMTC was retained in January 1988 to conduct the Installation Restoration Program IRP Preliminary Assessment of Bethel Radio Relay Station RRS, Alaska. DoD policy is to identify and fully evaluate suspected problems associated with past hazardous material disposal sites on DoD facilities, control the migration of hazardous contamination from such facilities, and control hazards to health and welfare that may have resulted from these past operations. Installation operations involved the use and disposal of materials and wastes that were subsequently categorized as hazardous. The major operations of the installation that used and disposed of HMHW included radio relay, vehicle maintenance, and field maintenance fluids, and polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs were generated by these activities. The common practice at similar facilities was to bury these materials in a landfill, however, a landfill was not identified at Bethel RRS during the site visit. Asbestos, used as a construction material, was observed throughout a number of buildings at the RRS. Information obtained through six interviews and field observations indicates that HMHW have been disposed of on the Bethel RRS property in the past at nine sites. Each of these sites is potentially contaminated with HMHW and exhibit the potential for contaminant migration to groundwater and surface water.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE