Accession Number:

ADA239364

Title:

Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Stage 7, Remedial Investigation/ Feasibility Study Comprehensive CERCLA Work PLan for McClellan AFB/EM, McClellan AFB, California

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RADIAN CORP SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

In 1979, officials at McClellan Air Force Base AFB in California began to suspect that past waste disposal practices may be contaminating the ground water in the area. At least four areas of potential ground water contamination needing further investigation. A comprehensive program was developed to maintain drinking water quality and to remediate the contamination. Through the operation and maintenance of aircraft, McClellan AFB has been engaged in operations that involve the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials including industrial solvents, caustic cleaners, electroplating chemicals, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs, low-level radioactive wastes, and a variety of fuel oils and lubricants. Hazardous substances have percolated into aquifers. Ground water testing identified the presence of volatile organic compounds in on- and off-base wells. Surface water drainage includes several creeks within the area watersheds. These creeks receive contaminants and toxic hazards from on base drainage and then in turn merge with several tributaries, and exit to the west.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE