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Material Disposal Area (MDA) K

Table B-10

Location: Technical Area (TA) -33

Period of use: 1955 to 1961

Size: Less than one acre

Number and type of disposal units:

Septic system (1):  unknown size

Unlined Sumps (2):  unknown size
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains accidental releases of tritium, the tritium facilities septic system, a leach field, contaminated sumps, and solvents.  Sump contaminated with ethanol, methanol, trichloroethene, benzene, acetone.  Other contaminants are mercury and beryllium.
Potential environmental impacts:
Ancho and Chaquehui canyons New Mexico Environment Department's (NMED) Hazardous and Radioactive Material Bureau (HRMB) ranks this MDA as an area with a high probability of contaminant mobilization and a moderate to high potential of release to the groundwater.


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