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Material Disposal Area (MDA) AB (1)

Table B-24

Location:   Technical Area (TA)- 49

Period of use:  Unknown to 1989

Size:  Unknown

Number and type of disposal units:
Shafts (48):  vary between 31 to 108 feet in depth
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains unknown quantities beryllium, uranium, plutonium, and lead.   Contains 80% (by radioactivity) of LANL's transuranic waste
Potential environmental impacts:
Ancho canyon and Water canyon New Mexico Environment Department's (NMED) Hazardous and Radioactive Material Bureau (HRMB) ranks this MDA as an area with a low probability of contaminant mobilization and a moderate to high potential of release to the groundwater.
In progress.
1.  NMED, HRMB, Davis, et al, Hydrogeologic Evaluation of LANL, July 1996.  (Back to Text)
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