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Material Disposal Area (MDA) M (1)

Table B-12

Location:  Technical Area (TA)- 9

Period of use:  Unknown to 1965

Size:  About 3 acres

Number and type of disposal units:

Single disposal area:  unknown size
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains unknown quantities of high explosive, tritium, uranium, PCBs, asbestos, VOCs, metals, pesticides, and organochlorine.
Potential environmental impacts:
Pajarito canyon and Starmer Gulch 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.

1.  NMED, HRMB, Davis, et al, Hydrogeologic Evaluation of LANL, July 1996. (Back to Text)

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