Alabama Army Ammunition Plant Leaseback Area Decontamination Operations Project. Part 1 - Executive Summary
Final rept. Sep 1981-Dec 1982
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CA ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL DIV
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The decontaminationcleanup of the Leaseback Area of the Alabama Army Ammunition Plant AAAP was conducted in three phases. During Phase I, verification tests were conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of various decontamination and cleanup methods. Standing Operating Procedures SOPs required to conduct the decontaminationcleanup operations were prepared during Phase II. Actual decontaminationcleanup operations were conducted during Phase III. The decontaminationcleanup at the 272-acre Leaseback Area of AAAP consisted of decontamination of explosiveexplosive residues mainly consisting of nitro-cellulose NC and 2,4 and 2,6 Dinitrotoluene DNT which had resulted from production operations at the plant. Prior to decontamination operations 21,000 cubic feet of friable asbestos, 186 POB-contaminated electrical switches, and 789 mercury-containing components were removed and disposed of according to approved Federal and State of Alabama regulations. A total of 193 buildings, 407 tanks, 445 sumps, nine miles of industrial sewer system, and many miles of process lines were decontaminated to meet established cleanness criteria so that the Leaseback Area could be released to Kimberly Clark Paper Company for industrial use. An extensive sampling, analysis, and data management program was implemented to allow certification of the effectiveness of the decontamination operations.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Air Pollution and Control