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Title: Installation-restoration program. Phase II. Confirmation/quantification. Stage 1. Final report, October 1984-September 1985

The Lowry AFB Phase II, Stage 1 field evaluation of the IRP investigated four areas: the fire training zone, the sanitary-landfill zone, the old-jet-fuel yard area, and the auto hobby shop. The field investigation consisted of installing and sampling a total of five monitoring wells and drilling and sampling four soil borings. Ground water is available as a water table aquifer in the surficial unconsolidated deposits at Lowry AFB and in the interbedded sandstone and siltstone of the Denver Formation. The Denver Water Board provides the water supply for Lowry AFB, but there are wells in use within a mile of the base boundaries. No primary drinking-water standards were found to be exceeded at Lowry AFB during this investigation, but parameters for which there are no standards indicated some ground-water contamination occurred at the base. The soil and ground water at the fire training area and the old-jet-fuel yard were contaminated, probably by fuel. The auto hobby shop was apparently affected by oil and grease in surface soils only. The landfill zone shows limited contamination with TOC, TOX, and oil and grease.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6607118
Report Number(s):
AD-A-176723/5/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Dames and Moore, Park Ridge, IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COLORADO; MILITARY FACILITIES; GROUND WATER; WATER POLLUTION; WASTE DISPOSAL; LAND POLLUTION; AQUIFERS; DRINKING WATER; JET ENGINE FUELS; MONITORING; SAMPLING; SOILS; STANDARDS; SURFACES; SURVEYS; WATER; FEDERAL REGION VIII; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; USA; WASTE MANAGEMENT 510200* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety