Accession Number:

ADA234855

Title:

Wastewater Characterization Survey, Vandenberg, AFB, CA.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Sep-5 Oct 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

A waste water characterization survey was conducted from 25 September to 5 October 1990 at Vandenberg AFB, California. The purpose of this survey was to respond to a Notice of Violation NOV concerning concentrations of hazardous materials such as benzene and toluene in the waste water discharged from Vandenberg AFB and to characterize the general quality of the bases waste water as a condition of a new waste water discharge permit. Results of the sampling showed no detectable levels of benzene in any of the samples collected. Low concentrations of toluene were found in the waste water existing the base housing area an average 9-day concentration of 10 ug1 and in the influent the Lompoc POTW received from Vandenberg AFB an average 9-day concentration of less than 1 ug1. This would indicate the source of the toluene may be disposal of household hazardous waste or moonlighting activities in the housing area. Photoprocessing waste water discharged from Bldg 9340 was found to exceed permit limits. The City of Lompoc was complying with requirements of the federal Pretreatment Standard. It was recommended the base develop a household hazardous waste management plan and that the discharge from Bldg 9340 be properly treated by a silver recovery unit prior to discharge into the sanitary sewer.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE