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Material Disposal Area (MDA) AA (1)

Table B-23
 

Location:  Technical Area (TA)- 36

Period of use:  Unknown to 1989

Size:  0.14 acres

Number and type of disposal units:

Trenches (2 to 4): 30 by 200 by 10 feet
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains unknown quantities of barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, uranium, zinc, and lead
Potential environmental impacts:
Bottom of Potrillo 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 potential of release to the groundwater.
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Source:
1.  NMED, HRMB, Davis, et al, Hydrogeologic Evaluation of LANL, July 1996.  (Back to Text)
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