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[Solid Waste Storage Area 6 [SWSA-6] Interim Corrective Measures [ICM] Environmental Monitoring Reports, November 1989, July 1991
Originating Office: 1-2) ORNL Environmental Restoration Program, Environmental Sciences Division
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Series Description: These reports document the results of environmental monitoring activities from October 1988 to October 1989 near the SWSA-6 burial trenches as part of the interim corrective measures [ICM] to meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [RCRA] compliance requirements. The July 1991 report specifically documents monitoring that followed the ICM installation of polyethylene caps on the trenches. The reports discuss the objectives of the Environmental Monitoring Plan; study plans for groundwater, meteorology, surface water, and stream sediments; previous study results; the potential for the ICM to spread radioactivity beyond the perimeters of SWSA-6; and conclusions and recommendations regarding future monitoring efforts. Monitors examined, among other things, leachate samples for radiological and chemical contaminants, monitoring-well water levels, and intratrench-well water levels before, during, and after construction. Results tables may include sample location, date or time from baseline date, results in becquerels per liter or per kilogram (Bq/l or Bq/kg), and sediment grain size. Appendices include water-level and meteorological data, testing procedures, and plot graphs and diagrams which further illustrate results.
Data Elements: 89, 103, 116,124