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Material Disposal Area (MDA) Z  (1)

Table B-22
 

Location:  Technical Area (TA)- 15

Period of use:  1965 to 1981

Size:  0.46 acres

Number and type of disposal units:

Single area of unknown size
Specific wastes and quantities:
Used to dispose of construction and other debris from tests at the Pulse High-Energy Radiation Machine Emitting X-Rays (PHERMEX) Contains unknown quantities of high explosive, beryllium, uranium, mercury, lead, and VOCs.
Potential environmental impacts:
Canon de Valle and Portrillo Canyon
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.
Map:
None available.
Source:
1.  NMED, HRMB, Davis, et al, Hydrogeologic Evaluation of LANL, July 1996.  (Back to Text)
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