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Partial Characterization of Surface Water and Sediment in the Area Receiving Runoff from the Y-12 Oil Landfarm
Subject Terms:
MOU, Bear Creek, waste; Y-12 Plant, Oil Landfarm; beryllium, boron, mercury; environmental sampling; sediment, uranium, titanium; surface water
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; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies
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Publication Date:
1984 Jun 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
ER002433; Y/SUB/84-47974C/11; YSUB8447974C11
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report presents a description of the Y-12 Oil Landfarm and receiving drainages. Also included are the results of a completed sampling program which was designed to characterize the potential contamination of surface water and sediment near the Oil Landfarm. The Y-12 Oil Landfarm, which began operation in 1972, was developed to microbially degrade waste oils. Since 1973, approximately one million gallons of wastes have been applied to the plots at the Oil Landfarm, and waste applications were discontinued in October 1982. Currently, the Oil Landfarm consists of 24 plots, and two intermittent streams (East Stream and West Stream) receive runoff from the Oil Landfarm before discharging into Bear Creek. Some results of the sampling program were (1) the West Stream had greater concentrations of volatile organics than the East Stream; (2) acid/base neutral extractable organics were only detected in sediment at Station 3; (3) PCB concentrations in sampled areas were below the EPA recommended action level of 50 ppm; (4) elevated concentrations of urnanium, boron, beryllium, titanium, and mercury were found in the sediment of the East and/or West Streams; (5) elevated concentrations of total boron and uranium were present in the East Stream; (6) total mercury in water was below the detection limit at all stations with completed analytical results; and (7) elevated concentrations of miscellaneous parameters were found. A figure with sampling locations and tables with results are included.

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