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Material Disposal Area (MDA) H

Table B-8

Location: Technical Area (TA) -54

Period of use: May 1960 to August 1986 (1)

Size: 0.3 acres

Number and type of disposal units:
Shafts (9) (2)
Specific wastes and quantities:
Estimated Volume:  15,885 ft3 of waste

Includes unknown quantities of solid radioactive waste, tritium, magnesium, lithium, beryllium, motor oil, and high explosives.
Potential environmental impacts:
Pajarito Canyon and Canada del Buey 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.  According to U.S. Department of Energy, Albuquerque Operations Office, Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for Continued Operation of the LANL, p. 2-108, January 1999.  (Back to Text)

2.  According to Hazardous and Radioactive Materials Bureau, New Mexico Environment Department, Hydrogeologic Evaluation of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), p. C-5, July 1996.  (Back to Text)
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