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Table 4-29 identifies the facilities at TA-72 that fall into a facility hazard category because of the
type of operations performed in the facility. Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories
No buildings at TA-72 are categorized as nuclear facilities. Non-Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories Building Categorized M/CHEM

Building 3, a well chlorination station (Figure 4-47, Sheet 2), is categorized as M/CHEM because
of the presence of chlorine gas. Buildings Categorized L/ENS
Two areas of the firing range, Pistol Range 3 and Rifle Range 4 (Figure 4-47, Sheet 1), are categorized
L/ENS because of the presence and firing of small arms ammunition. Firing Range 3, the
pistol range, is used to conduct DOE handgun qualification courses and M-16 and submachine
gun qualifications. The primary purpose of Rifle Range 4 is training in the use of M-16 and M-60
machine guns. These two buildings are categorized L/ENS because of the presence of activation
products. Nonhazardous Facilities
The administrative and training area includes the Administrative/Training Building (Building 39),
which houses offices and a classroom, and two small storage and target maintenance buildings
(Buildings 13 and 14). No ammunition is stored in this area. The Skeet Range (Buildings 15 and
16) consists of two cinder block target houses connected by an asphalt walkway. This range has
been inactive since 1991. The training tower (Building 41) houses the observation and control
room, a target storage and maintenance room, a training room, and a rappelling platform. Bullet
impact berms are located at the rear of each range except the skeet range. Their purpose is to
capture projectiles after they have passed through the target area to ensure a minimum ricochet
hazard and effective containment of lead in spent projectiles. A sandbagged, aboveground am-
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munition storage magazine is located southwest of Building 13, which is used to store limited
quantities of ammunition to support training operations at the Live Firing Range.
Firing Ranges 1 and 2 are used for training the Special Response Team and ground-level target
training and practice. A wood frame canopy at the rear of Range 2 covers a bench used for weapons
Although these facilities are considered to be nonhazardous from the standpoint that there are no
unusual hazards that the public would not encounter at a similar operation, anywhere firearms are
used should be considered a potentially hazardous location. The range is behind a security
fence, and access is strictly controlled, especially when the range is in use.


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