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Title: Environmental issues relating to training troops at Fort Irwin
Authors: Schell, Donna J.
O'Rourke, Carolyn
Keywords: Hazardous waste site remediation
Hazardous waste sites -- California
Desert ecology -- California
Fort Irwin (Calif.)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.));no. 97/129
Abstract: The Fiscal Year 1996 Fort Irwin, CA, Environmental Compliance Assessment System assessment identified problems with procedures for handling Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) used in the Rotational Unit Field Maintenance Area (RUFMA). Problems identified included unlabeled containers, scattered storage of materials and waste, and no tracking of materials or waste. As a result of these recognized problems, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) decided to investigate the environmental processes and activities associated with the troops training at Fort Irwin, the Fort Irwin Environmental Office, the RUFMA, and the Direct Support Area (DSA). A team of three FORSCOM representatives and two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering and Research Laboratories (USACERL) representatives visited the site on 18-19 June 1997 and interviewed members of the Fort Irwin Department of Public Works (DPW), rotational unit command personnel, rotational unit environmental personnel, employees of the onsite hazardous waste disposal contractor, the White Cell team leader, and rotational unit personnel working in the RUFMA and DSA. This report details the problems noted and solutions suggested, which are projected to reduce costs, the workload for rotational units, the stress on host-installation staffs, and environmental impacts throughout the National Training Center ranges and Fort Irwin.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Special Report 97/129
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