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  • Main Title Report on the remedial investigation of Bear Creek Valley at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Volume 6: Appendix G -- Baseline ecological risk assessment report


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Science Applications International Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This Remedial Investigation (RI) Report characterizes the nature and extent of contamination, evaluates the fate and transport of contaminants, and assesses risk to human health and the environment resulting from waste disposal and other US Department of Energy (DOE) operations in Bear Creek Valley (BCV). BCV, which is located within the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) encompasses multiple waste units containing hazardous and radioactive wastes arising from operations at the adjacent Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. The primary waste units discussed in this RI Report are the S-3 Site, Oil Landfarm (OLF), Boneyard/Burnyard (BYBY), Sanitary Landfill 1 (SL 1), and Bear Creek Burial Grounds (BCBG). These waste units, plus the contaminated media resulting from environmental transport of the wastes from these units, are the subject of this RI. This BCV RI Report represents the first major step in the decision-making process for the BCV watershed. The RI results, in concert with the follow-on FS will form the basis for the Proposed Plan and Record of Decision for all BCV sites. This comprehensive decision document process will meet the objectives of the watershed approach for BCV. Appendix G contains ecological risks for fish, benthic invertebrates, soil invertebrates, plants, small mammals, deer, and predator/scavengers (hawks and fox). This risk assessment identified significant ecological risks from chemicals in water, sediment, soil, and shallow ground water. Metals and PCBs are the primary contaminants of concern.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 872 pages


  • Keyword: Decision Making
  • Keyword: Streams
  • Keyword: Y-12 Plant
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Sanitary Landfills
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Watersheds
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Oak Ridge Reservation
  • Keyword: Water
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • Keyword: Risk Assessment
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Environmental Transport


  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE97004554; PBD: Sep 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE97004554
  • Report No.: DOE/OR--01-1455/V6& D1
  • Report No.: DOE/OR/01-1455/V6& D1
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/459374
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 459374
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675908


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00459374