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Preliminary Surface Flow, Water Level, and Environmental Sampling Data Obtained from Bear Creek Valley Watershed Area
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects; Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects
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Publication Date:
1985 Mar 22
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
Y/TS-77 Part 2
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report concerns the preliminary surface flow, water level, and environmental sampling data obtained from Bear Creek Valley Watershed Area. The U.S. Department of Energy is presently conducting a series of investigations at its Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, concerning contamination at several waste disposal areas in Bear Creek Valley. In June 1984, the Y-12 Plant authored a document that discussed the preliminary findings of the Phase I investigations. The principal finding of the first phase of the investigation was that there is no imminent hazard or risk to public health, but that the contamination would require remedial actions to minimize potential adverse impacts. The document also identified the Phase II investigations that needed to be completed before a final remedial plan could be recommended to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment. Three of the specific tasks to be accomplished in Phase II involve the collection of data that describe groundwater movement, surface runoff and flows, and contamination levels in the sediment, surface and groundwater samples taken in the disposal areas. This is the second of a series of documents that contain data acquired since the publication of the June 1984 report as part of the Phase II investigations. It contains uninterpreted data on (1) surface water flows in Bear Creek and several of its tributaries; (2) water table levels recorded in monitoring wells; and (3) the results of a limited environmental sampling program conducted during September-October 1984. Various figures and tables are included.

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