Accession Number:

ADA285577

Title:

Basin F Investigative Studies. Report 2. Historical Review

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

This report presents a history of chemical waste disposal at RMA as compiled from the files of various Government Agencies and other sources. Areas addressed include the integrity of the asphalt membrane, evaporation rates associated with Basin F liquid, deep-well disposal of Basin F fluid, characterization and treatment studies of Basin F liquid and sludge, and migration of contaminants via groundwater which might be attributed to Basin F. A large body of evidence is presented testifying that the asphalt membrane no longer provides an impervious lining in the basin. Such evidence includes photographs of the deteriorated liner, a close correlation between chloride levels in the monitoring wells surrounding the basin and the liquid levels in Basin F, and the finding of significant copper contamination in the soil surrounding the basin periphery.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE