Accession Number:

ADA210473

Title:

Installation Restoration Program Preliminary Assessment, Big Mountain 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:

83.0

Abstract:

The Hazardous Materials Technical Center HMTC was retained in January 1988 to conduct the Installation Restoration Program IRP Preliminary Assessment of Big Mountain 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. The major operations of the installation that used and disposed of hazardous materialshazardous waste HM HW included management of diesel fuel used to power the generators, management of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries used to store electricity, use of asbestos as a construction material, and handling of electrical equipment possibly containing polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs. Based on information obtained through interviews with Air Force personnel and installation records, small quantities of hazardous materials were used at the RRS while the facility was in operation. It is unknown if the above-ground fuel tanks at the facility were drained and properly abandoned in place. The electrical equipment has not been removed from the site. At the time of the site visit, no evidence of contamination was visible at the RRS, However, as it was common practice at similar facilities to bury drums and waste liquids, a landfill may exist in the vicinity of the RRS.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE