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Material Disposal Area (MDA) J

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Location: Technical Area (TA) -54

Period of use: October 1961 to 1987 (1) or to the present (2)

Size: 2.65 acres

Number and type of disposal units:
Pits (4): unknown size
Shafts (2 (1) or 4 (2)): 6 feet in diameter by 60 meters deep
Disposal cells (6  (2)):  unknown size
Specific wastes and quantities:
Contains scrap metal, construction debris, and classified materials in unknown quantities.
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 low probability of contaminant mobilization and a low to moderate potential of release to the groundwater.
Other pertinent information:
Three disposal cells and two shafts are still used for controlled industrial solid waste.
Asbestos waste is stored here until shipped off site for disposal.  (2)
Map:



Sources:
1.  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)

2.  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)
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