Accession Number:

ADA218791

Title:

Wastewater Characterization and Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey Mather AFB California

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Nov-9 Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

Personnel from the AFOEHL conducted a wastewater characterization and hazardous waste technical assistance survey at MAFB from 28 Nov to 9 Dec 1988. The scope of this survey was to characterize the wastewater, address hazardous waste management practices, and explore opportunities for hazardous waste minimization. The wastewater survey team analyzed the bases industrial effluent, effluent from oilwater separators, and storm water. The team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of chemical waste management practices. Survey results showed that MAFB needs to improve its hazardous waste management program. Recommendations for improvement include 1 Collecting two additional grab samples on separate days from the hospital discharge. Analyze for EPA method 601 to determine if the grab sample from the survey gives a true indication of what is being discharged. 2 Locate the source and prevent mercury from the hospital from discharging into the sanitary sewer. 3 Dilute the soaps used for cleaning at the Fuels Lab, building 7060. 4 Investigate the source of chromium from the Photo Lab. 5 Clean out the sewer system manhole directly downgradient from the Photo Lab. 6 Locate the source of contamination in the West Ditch Outfall. 7 Reconnect the two oilwater separators that discharge into the storm sewerage system. 8 Investigate the source of methylene chloride coming on the base. 9 Investigate the source of mercury at Fuel Cell Repair, building 7005.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE