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Title: Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 5: Landfills, Nevada Test Site, Nevada (Rev. No.: 0) includes Record of Technical Change No. 1 (dated 9/17/2002)

This Corrective Action Investigation Plan contains the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office's approach to collect the data necessary to evaluate corrective action alternatives appropriate for the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 5 under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Corrective Action Unit 5 consists of eight Corrective Action Sites (CASs): 05-15-01, Sanitary Landfill; 05-16-01, Landfill; 06-08-01, Landfill; 06-15-02, Sanitary Landfill; 06-15-03, Sanitary Landfill; 12-15-01, Sanitary Landfill; 20-15-01, Landfill; 23-15-03, Disposal Site. Located between Areas 5, 6, 12, 20, and 23 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS), CAU 5 consists of unlined landfills used in support of disposal operations between 1952 and 1992. Large volumes of solid waste were produced from the projects which used the CAU 5 landfills. Waste disposed in these landfills may be present without appropriate controls (i.e., use restrictions, adequate cover) and hazardous and/or radioactive constituents may be present at concentrations and locations that could potentially pose a threat to human health and/or the environment. During the 1992 to 1995 time frame, the NTS was used for various research and development projects including nuclear weapons testing. Instead of managing solid waste at one or two disposal sites, the practicemore » on the NTS was to dispose of solid waste in the vicinity of the project. A review of historical documentation, process knowledge, personal interviews, and inferred activities associated with this CAU identified the following as potential contaminants of concern: volatile organic compounds, semivolatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons (diesel- and gasoline-range organics), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Metals, plus nickel and zinc. A two-phase approach has been selected to collect information and generate data to satisfy needed resolution criteria and resolve the decision statements. Phase I will concentrate on geophysical surveys to confirm the presence or absence of disposed waste within a CAS and verify the boundaries of disposal areas; penetrate disposal feature covers via excavation and/or drilling; perform geodetic surveys; and be used to collect both soil and environmental samples for laboratory analyses. Phase II will deal only with those CASs where a contaminant of concern has been identified. This phase will involve the collection of additional soil and/or environmental samples for laboratory analyses. The results of this field investigation will support a defensible evaluation of corrective action alternatives in the corrective action decision document.« less
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
799771
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV--818
TRN: US200302%%521
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-97NV13052
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00799771; PBD: 28 May 2002; PBD: 28 May 2002
Research Org:
IT Corporation, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE NNSA/NV (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; NEVADA; NEVADA TEST SITE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SOLID WASTES CORRECTIVE ACTION UNIT; CAU; 5; FEDERAL FACILITY AGREEMENT AND CONSENT ORDER; CORRECTIVE ACTION SITES; CASS; 05-15-01, SANITARY LANDFILL; 05-16-01, LANDFILL; 06-08-01, LANDFILL; 06-15-02, SANITARY LANDFILL; 06-15-03, SANITARY LANDFILL; 12-15-01, SANITARY LANDFILL; 20-15-01, LANDFILL; 23-15-03, DISPOSAL SITE; AREAS 5, 6, 12, 20, AND 23; NEVADA TEST SITE; NTS