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Title: Waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey, Mather AFB California. Final report, 28 November-9 December 1988

Abstract

Personnel from the AFOEHL conducted a waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey at MAFB from 28 Nov to 9 Dec 1988. The scope of this survey was to characterize the waste-water, address hazardous-waste-management practices, and explore opportunities for hazardous waste minimization. The waste water survey team analyzed the base's industrial effluent, effluent from oil/water separators, and storm water. The team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of chemical-waste-management practices. Survey results showed that MAFB needs to improve its hazardous-waste-management program. Recommendations for improvement include: (1) Collecting two additional grab samples on separate days from the hospital discharge. Analyze for EPA Method 601 to determine if the grab sample from the survey gives a true indication of what is being discharged. (2) Locate the source and prevent mercury from the hospital from discharging into the sanitary sewer. (3) Dilute the soaps used for cleaning at the Fuels Lab, Building 7060. (4) Investigate the source of chromium from the Photo Lab. (5) Clean out the sewer system manhole directly downgradient from the Photo Lab. (6) Locate the source of contamination in the West Ditch Outfall. (7) Reconnect the two oil/water separators that discharge into the storm sewerage system. (8) Investigate the source ofmore » methylene chloride coming on the base. (9) Investigate the source of mercury at Fuel Cell Repair, building 7005.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Air Force Occupational and Environmental Health Lab., Brooks AFB, TX (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6830743
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6830743
Report Number(s):
AD-A-218791/2/XAB; AFOEHL--89-117EQ0127JSC
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CALIFORNIA; WATER POLLUTION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MINIMIZATION; MILITARY FACILITIES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE WATER; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; CHEMICAL WASTES; CHLORIDES; CHROMIUM; CONTAMINATION; FUEL CELLS; FUELS; MERCURY; METHYLENE CHLORIDE; OILS; PROGRESS REPORT; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAMPLING; SITE SURVEYS; STORMS; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; DISASTERS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION IX; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LIQUID WASTES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; USA; WASTES; WATER 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Scott, S.P., and Hedgecock, N.S. Waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey, Mather AFB California. Final report, 28 November-9 December 1988. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Scott, S.P., & Hedgecock, N.S. Waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey, Mather AFB California. Final report, 28 November-9 December 1988. United States.
Scott, S.P., and Hedgecock, N.S. Sun . "Waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey, Mather AFB California. Final report, 28 November-9 December 1988". United States.
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author = {Scott, S.P. and Hedgecock, N.S.},
abstractNote = {Personnel from the AFOEHL conducted a waste-water characterization and hazardous-waste technical assistance survey at MAFB from 28 Nov to 9 Dec 1988. The scope of this survey was to characterize the waste-water, address hazardous-waste-management practices, and explore opportunities for hazardous waste minimization. The waste water survey team analyzed the base's industrial effluent, effluent from oil/water separators, and storm water. The team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of chemical-waste-management practices. Survey results showed that MAFB needs to improve its hazardous-waste-management program. Recommendations for improvement include: (1) Collecting two additional grab samples on separate days from the hospital discharge. Analyze for EPA Method 601 to determine if the grab sample from the survey gives a true indication of what is being discharged. (2) Locate the source and prevent mercury from the hospital from discharging into the sanitary sewer. (3) Dilute the soaps used for cleaning at the Fuels Lab, Building 7060. (4) Investigate the source of chromium from the Photo Lab. (5) Clean out the sewer system manhole directly downgradient from the Photo Lab. (6) Locate the source of contamination in the West Ditch Outfall. (7) Reconnect the two oil/water separators that discharge into the storm sewerage system. (8) Investigate the source of methylene chloride coming on the base. (9) Investigate the source of mercury at Fuel Cell Repair, building 7005.},
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