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Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring and Analysis of Multiple Sites

MacDill Air Force Base

Location: MacDill AFB, FL

Client: US Army of Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

EMR managed long-term monitoring and analysis at 14 Installation Restoration Program sites at MacDill AFB. These sites included: landfills, chemical warfare and explosives disposal areas, fire training areas, pesticide storage and disposal areas, oil-water separators, septic tanks, firing ranges, golf courses, industrial maintenance facilities, and fuel-related facilities.

 

The EMR team was responsible for conducting groundwater sampling, sample analysis, evaluation of sampling data, land use control inspections and reporting, preparation of monitoring reports, waste management and disposal, monitoring well installation/repair/abandonment, and remedial process optimization evaluation, to include technical recommendations for a potential RPO initiative. EMR was a key team member in monthly progress meetings and annual Restoration Advisory Board meetings. In addition, EMR provided technical and administrative support to MacDill AFB for the reissuance of the base permit pursuant to the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 to the RCRA. In addition, drilling permits were obtained from the Base Civil Works office. EMR achieved site closure at four Solid Waste Management Units sites on Base, including the site where Upper Confidence Limit (UCL) calculations were completed. Based on the UCL calculations, site closure was obtained from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). EMR also successfully reduced lifecycle costs by optimizing the frequency of sampling events, the number of wells sampled, and the compounds to be analyzed. USACE, MacDill AFB, and FDEP approved all Site Rehabilitation Completion Reports (for site closures) completed by EMR, and EMR's recommendations for long-term monitoring reductions.

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