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Inventory of Disposals Conducted in Rogers Quarry
Subject Terms:
Rogers Quarry, disposal; acids, debris, heavy metals; hazardous; inorganics, organics; steel, brass, lithium; thorium
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\Waste Management; Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
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Publication Date:
1984 Apr 11
Declassification Date:
1997 Apr 14
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report was issued to provide an inventory of the disposals to the Rogers Quarry and intended to provide Y-12 and others a basis to determine whether or not there was a potential environmental impact from the quarry. The Y-12 Plant started using Rogers Quarry for Steam Plant ash disposals in 1962 and for classified item disposals in 1965. Disposals were predominantly ash, steel, aluminum, and magnesium. Through March 1984, approximately 450,000 tons of ash and 800 tons of other materials were placed in the quarry. Only 1.5 percent of the number of disposals, excluding ash, involved hazardous materials identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, through the State of Tennessee, granted a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the outfall from Rogers Quarry. Water analyses were performed monthly and reported quarterly to the Department of Energy Environmental Protection Branch. The history, background, and photographs of Rogers Quarry and surrounding area were included in the report. Tables of data listing materials disposed of, total entries by tons, and entries by year and pounds were also included.

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