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Material Disposal Area (MDA) P (1)

Table B-14

Location:  Technical Area (TA)-16

Period of use:  1940s to 1985

Size:  About 2 acres

Number and type of disposal units:
Large landfill: semi-elliptical of unknown size
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains unknown quantities of barium, lead, nitrate, high explosive and construction debris.
Potential environmental impacts:
Canon de Valle 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.
Other pertinent information:
As of June 1999, MDA P is being cleaned up.

1.  LANL, Environmental Restoration, RFI Workplan for Operable Unit 1182, LA-UR-93-1196, July 1993.  (Back to Text)
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