Accession Number : ADA636039


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment for Sanitary Landfill Expansion on the Tonopah Test Range, NYE County, NV


Corporate Author : ADAMS ENVIRONMENTAL INC SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Kitchen, Lynn


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA636039


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The proposed action is construction, operation, and maintenance of an adequately sized and properly constructed Class II sanitary landfill expansion to support the continued operations at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) facility. The landfill would be located adjacent to the north side of the existing solid waste facility, would have a designed fill rate of 500 cubic yards per month and could accept all non-hazardous solid and semi-solid wastes. The preferred design for the expansion is a two cell configuration with a total life expectancy of 30 years. Each cell would be constructed with sufficient space to allow a bulldozer or dump truck to maneuver and turn around. Additionally, three gas monitoring wells would be installed in conjunction to monitor gases released from decomposition of the waste. In determining the proposed site and action, a preliminary analysis of reasonable options for accomplishing the project was conducted. These options included a No-Action Alternative, two off-site waste disposal plans, and alternative designs. The analysis indicated that only one option, the proposed action, would meet operational, cost, and security requirements.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LANDFILLS , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , LAND USE , NOISE , RANGES(FACILITIES) , SOILS , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE