Magnetometer Transect Survey of AOI 6 -- Dalecarlia Impact Area American University Experiment Station
Final rept. Aug 2006-Apr 2007
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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In December 2006, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP Program Office and the Chemistry Division of the Naval Research Laboratory conducted a transect magnetometer survey of the Federal Property on the western edge of the Spring Valley, DC Formerly Used Defense Site FUDS. The purpose of this demonstration was to evaluate the use of statistically-guided ground transect methods, previously validated for wide area assessment WAA, to locate and bound an artillery fan and suspected disposal site associated with the former American University Experiment Station in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, DC. Survey results, however, show that the background density on the site is substantially higher than estimated during the planning process. We conclude that it is not reasonable to expect to find a lightly used target on a site with this background density using statistical methods. The high-quality geophysical data collected have been transmitted to the site team for use in planning future investigations on this site.
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