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Title: Remedial Action Work Plan Amchitka Island Mud Pit Closures

Abstract

This remedial action work plan presents the project organization and construction procedures developed for the performance of the remedial actions at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE's) sites on Amchitka Island, Alaska. During the late1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (the predecessor agency to DOE) used Amchitka Island as a site for underground nuclear tests. A total of nine sites on the Island were considered for nuclear testing; however, tests were only conducted at three sites (i.e., Long Shot in 1965, Milrow in 1969, and Cannikin in 1971). In addition to these three sites, large diameter emplacement holes were drilled in two other locations (Sites D and F) and an exploratory hole was in a third location (Site E). It was estimated that approximately 195 acres were disturbed by drilling or preparation for drilling in conjunction with these activities. The disturbed areas include access roads, spoil-disposal areas, mud pits which have impacted the environment, and an underground storage tank at the hot mix plant which was used to support asphalt-paving operations on the island. The remedial action objective for Amchitka Island is to eliminate human and ecological exposure to contaminants by cappingmore » drilling mud pits, removing the tank contents, and closing the tank in place. The remedial actions will meet State of Alaska regulations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge management goals, address stakeholder concerns, and address the cultural beliefs and practices of the native people. The U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office will conduct work on Amchitka Island under the authority of the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Field activities are scheduled to take place May through September 2001. The results of these activities will be presented in a subsequent Closure Report.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
International Technologies Corporation, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Nevada Operations Office (US)
OSTI Identifier:
780484
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV-682
TRN: AH200120%%189
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-97NV13052
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Apr 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLOSURES; CONSTRUCTION; DRILLING; DRILLING FLUIDS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; POSITIONING; REMEDIAL ACTION; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; US DOD; US FWS; WORK PLAN; AMCHITKA ISLAND; LONG SHOT; MILROW; CANNIKIN

Citation Formats

DOE/NV. Remedial Action Work Plan Amchitka Island Mud Pit Closures. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/780484.
DOE/NV. Remedial Action Work Plan Amchitka Island Mud Pit Closures. United States. doi:10.2172/780484.
DOE/NV. Thu . "Remedial Action Work Plan Amchitka Island Mud Pit Closures". United States. doi:10.2172/780484. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/780484.
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title = {Remedial Action Work Plan Amchitka Island Mud Pit Closures},
author = {DOE/NV},
abstractNote = {This remedial action work plan presents the project organization and construction procedures developed for the performance of the remedial actions at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE's) sites on Amchitka Island, Alaska. During the late1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (the predecessor agency to DOE) used Amchitka Island as a site for underground nuclear tests. A total of nine sites on the Island were considered for nuclear testing; however, tests were only conducted at three sites (i.e., Long Shot in 1965, Milrow in 1969, and Cannikin in 1971). In addition to these three sites, large diameter emplacement holes were drilled in two other locations (Sites D and F) and an exploratory hole was in a third location (Site E). It was estimated that approximately 195 acres were disturbed by drilling or preparation for drilling in conjunction with these activities. The disturbed areas include access roads, spoil-disposal areas, mud pits which have impacted the environment, and an underground storage tank at the hot mix plant which was used to support asphalt-paving operations on the island. The remedial action objective for Amchitka Island is to eliminate human and ecological exposure to contaminants by capping drilling mud pits, removing the tank contents, and closing the tank in place. The remedial actions will meet State of Alaska regulations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge management goals, address stakeholder concerns, and address the cultural beliefs and practices of the native people. The U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office will conduct work on Amchitka Island under the authority of the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Field activities are scheduled to take place May through September 2001. The results of these activities will be presented in a subsequent Closure Report.},
doi = {10.2172/780484},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {4}
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