Accession Number:

ADA473127

Title:

Master Environmental Plan for Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

296.0

Abstract:

This master environmental plan is based on the results of an environmental assessment conducted at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, by Argonne National Laboratory. It addresses the current status, projected data requirements, and recommended actions for 58 designated sites referred to as study areas SAs or areas of concern. Only one of the SAs, a hazardous waste storage area, is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Because of the length of time that Fort Devens has been operational, records of some of the activities were not available and some of the SAs could not be located or adequately characterized. For example, several of the south-post landfills date back to the nineteenth century. Proposed initial response actions for the SAs include the following Conduct reconnaissances or geophysical surveys at 16 SAs, Collect surface soil samples at 24 SAs, Collect surface water and sediment samples at 10 SAs, Drill soil borings at 12 SAs, - Install new monitoring wells at 11 SAs, Collect samples from monitoring wells at 15 SAs, and Excavate test pits and sample deeper soil at 4 SAs. Various other actions are recommended for several SAs, including. measuring groundwater levels and flow, collecting incinerator ash samples, searching records to obtain additional information, and restricting or monitoring site. use. Recommendations for installation-wide studies include characterization of general hydrogeology and surface water quality, soils analyses, and ecological assessments.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE