Accession Number : ADA473210


Title :   No Further Action Decision Under CERCLA, Fort Devens Study Area 28 Waste Explosives Detonation Range (Training Area 14)


Corporate Author : ABB ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC PORTLAND ME


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA473210


Report Date : JAN 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Study Area 28 (one of the 13 Groups 2 and 7 Study Areas) was identified in the Federal Facilities Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense as a potential site of contamination. Investigations of Study Area 28 (Waste Explosives Detonation Range [Training Area 14]) at Fort Devens Massachusetts have resulted in the decision that no further hazardous waste studies are required at this site. Any further action should be addressed under applicable Resource Conservation and Recovery Act explosive ordnance disposal closure regulations and standards. Fort Devens was placed on the National Priorities List under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act on December 21, 1989. In addition, under Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990, Fort Devens was selected for cessation of operations and closure. In accordance with these acts, numerous studies, including a Master Environmental Plan, an Enhanced Preliminary Assessment, and a Site Investigation have been conducted which address Study Area 28. Field investigation of Study Area 28 was initiated in 1992 in conjunction with the other twelve Groups 2 and 7 Study Areas at Fort Devens. The Study Area 28 site investigation activities included unexploded ordnance clearing, soil excavation, subsurface soil sampling, monitoring well installation, and groundwater sampling. Two test pit excavations were dug in each of the two largest impact craters/burn pits identified at Study Area 28. These test pits were excavated by hand to four feet below ground surface and two soil samples were collected from each test pit. The soil samples were analyzed for Project Analyte List organics, inorganics, total petroleum hydrocarbon compounds, and explosives.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES , *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION , *WASTE DISPOSAL , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *SITE INVESTIGATIONS , DECISION MAKING , EXPLOSIVES , LAND USE , UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION , POLYVINYL CHLORIDE , INORGANIC MATERIALS , MASSACHUSETTS , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , ECOLOGY , BASE CLOSURES , SUBSURFACE , EXCAVATION , HYDROLOGY , STORAGE TANKS , GEOLOGY , GROUND WATER , SOILS , HYDROCARBONS , QUALITY CONTROL


Subject Categories : SOLID WASTES POLLUTION AND CONTROL
      WATER POLLUTION AND CONTROL


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