Accession Number:

ADA277881

Title:

Electromagnetic and Magnetic Surveys at Dunn Field, Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

A geophysical investigation was conducted at the Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee. The Defense Depot was established in 1942 and its past and present mission involves warehousing and distributing supplies to U.S. military services. Due to the nature of its mission and the large supply volumes handled, some items were spilled, leaked, or disposed within installation boundaries within the past forty-eight years. The majority of disposal activities were conducted at Dunn Field, which is located north of the main installation. The Remedial InvestigationFeasibility Study performed at the Depot determined that the upper aquifer underlying the installation is contaminated, due in part to past disposal activities. Electromagnetic and magnetic surveys were performed on the western portion of Dunn Field to locate buried sources that may be contributing to the contamination of the upper aquifer. Six areas were investigated, one of which is known to contain past disposal trenches and pits. The location of several known disposal areas was confirmed at that site. Of the six sites investigated, four sites exhibit anomalies that may be unknown burial trenches or pits.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE