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PCBs, Uranium, and Oil/Grease in Soil at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant Oil Landfarm: Results of 1985-1986 Sampling and Analysis Program
Subject Terms:
Oil Landfarm; PCBs; Sampling and Analysis; Soils; Uranium
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Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects
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Publication Date:
1989 May 31
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Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Apr 14
Released under Phase II of the Oak Ridge Health Studies Agreement. A soil sampling program at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant Oil Landfarm was conducted during the period between September 1985 and April 1986. The purposes of the program were (1) to delineate the lateral and vertical extent of PCB contamination in soils of the Oil Landfarm; (2) to provide boundaries of soil PCB contamination levels which exceed likely regulatory action limits and thus may required excavation. In addition to PCBs, contaminants for which chemical analyses were undertaken included Uranium and oil/grease. Soil sampling and contaminant anaysis reported here were conducted in two phases. Phase I consisted of collection of 56 soil samples from areas in which significant differences in soil contamination were visually apparent in order to determine whether contamination levels were different betwen the areas visually distinguishable and to determine the depth of the soil contamination. Phase II consisted of extensive sampling of the entire Landfarm. Both studies were designed to provide statistically defensible data for evaluation of regulatory remediation measures in accordance with established methodologies (U.S. EPA, 1982).

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