Boron Investigation Survey, March Air Force Base, California
Final rept. 27 Jan-7 Feb 1992
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Armstrong Laboratory conducted a field survey to investigate the source of boron in the March AFB CA wastewater treatment plant effluent. The survey measured boron contributions from drinking water, domestic sources, and industrial sources over a 10-day period. The survey also evaluated the effluent to the treatment plant over the same 10 days. Boron results at the regulatory discharge point averaged 0.48 mg1, which complies with the base permit. The results also showed drinking water levels averaged 0.225 mg1, domestic contribution combined with drinking water levels averaged 0.396 mg1, and mixed industrial and domestic levels ranged from 0.246 mg1 to 1.84 mg1. The report presents bulk boron sample results from a variety of soaps and bleaches. Recommendations include further investigation into industrial activity generating high boron levels, discouraging the use of boron-containing products by military, contract, and domestic users and negotiating with the regulating agency for permitting boron at a higher level.
- Water Pollution and Control