Accession Number:

ADA210471

Title:

Installation Restoration Program Preliminary Assessment Bear Creek 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:

68.0

Abstract:

The Hazardous Materials Technical Center HMTC was retained in January 1988 to conduct the Installation Restoration Program IRP Preliminary Assessment of Bear Creek 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. The major operations of the installation that used and disposed of hazardous materialshazardous wastes HM HW included automobile maintenance, storage of petroleum products, and communications. Types of hazardous wastes generated at the facility include residual fuels and oils, lead-acid storage batteries, and equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs. Asbestos was also used as a construction material at the facility. After the facility closed PCB-contaminated soil and equipment were removed from the site, as were batteries and fuels. No evidence of contamination was visible at the time of the site visit. However, as it was a common practice at similar facilities to bury drums and waste liquids, these wastes may present at the disposal site at the RRS. Liquid wastes may have also been disposed of into the floor drains of the vehicle maintenance shop these drains may be connected to a dry well. In addition, asbestos may remain within the buildings.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE