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Title: Electromagnetic and magnetic surveys at Dunn Field, Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division
Simms, Janet E.
Keywords: Electromagnetics
Geophysical surveys
Geophysical exploration
Environmental monitoring
Contaminated soils
Defense Depot Memphis
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-94-8.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A geophysical investigation was conducted at the Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee. The Defense Depot was established in 1942 and its past and present mission involves warehousing and distributing supplies to U.S. military services. Due to the nature of its mission and the large supply volumes handled, some items were spilled, leaked, or disposed within installation boundaries within the past forty-eight years. The majority of disposal activities were conducted at Dunn Field, which is located north of the main installation. The Remedial Investigataon/Feasibility Study performed at the Depot determined that the upper aquifer underlying the installation is contaminated, due in part to past disposal activities. Electromagnetic and magnetic surveys were performed on the western portion of Dunn Field to locate buried sources that may be contributing to the contamination of the upper aquifer. Six areas were investigated, one of which is known to contain past disposal trenches and pats. The location of several known disposal areas was confirmed at that site. Of the six sites investigated, four sites exhibit anomalies that may be unknown burial trenches or pits.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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