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Wastewater Characterization Survey Peterson, Falcon, and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Bases, Colorado.
Final rept. 16-22 Nov 95
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE
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Personnel from the Water Quality Branch conducted a wastewater characterization survey at Peterson, Falcon and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Bases, Colorado from 16-22 November 1995. Wastewater characterization surveys are periodically required to ensure that wastes and other potentially hazardous contaminants from the bases industrial operations and residences are not being discharged to the municipal or federal treatment works or directly into the receiving waters of the state without adequate treatment. Discharge of hazardous pollutants to treatment works could cause an upset in the physical, chemical, or biological treatment processes thus allowing contaminants to be potentially released into the environment. The goals of this wastewater characterization survey were 1 collect wastewater samples from locations around the base which would accurately characterize the base sewage and allow contributing operations to be identified 2 determine the quality of wastewater that is discharged to the responsible treatment works, and 3 characterize the quality of effluent discharged from individual oil water OW separators and other pollution control devices from industrial processess such as silver recovery units at the base photo laboratory, medical and dental x-ray, and non-destructive inspection facilities. Also, problematic contaminants whose source end strength are unknown may be of special concern to the base.
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