Groundwater monitoring plan for the Hanford Site 216-B-3 pond RCRA facility

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The 216-B-3 pond system was a series of ponds for disposal of liquid effluent from past Hanford production facilities. In operation since 1945, the B Pond system has been a RCRA facility since 1986, with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) interim-status groundwater monitoring in place since 1988. In 1994, discharges were diverted from the main pond, where the greatest potential for contamination was thought to reside, to the 3C expansion pond. In 1997, all discharges to the pond system were discontinued. In 1990, the B Pond system was elevated from detection groundwater monitoring to an assessment-level status because total ... continued below

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Barnett, D.B. & Chou, C.J. June 1, 1998.

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The 216-B-3 pond system was a series of ponds for disposal of liquid effluent from past Hanford production facilities. In operation since 1945, the B Pond system has been a RCRA facility since 1986, with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) interim-status groundwater monitoring in place since 1988. In 1994, discharges were diverted from the main pond, where the greatest potential for contamination was thought to reside, to the 3C expansion pond. In 1997, all discharges to the pond system were discontinued. In 1990, the B Pond system was elevated from detection groundwater monitoring to an assessment-level status because total organic halogens and total organic carbon were found to exceed critical means in two wells. Subsequent groundwater quality assessment failed to find any specific hazardous waste contaminant that could have accounted for the exceedances, which were largely isolated in occurrence. Thus, it was recommended that the facility be returned to detection-level monitoring.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98054558

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  • Other: DE98054558
  • Report No.: PNNL--11903
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/666253 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 666253
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710604

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Barnett, D.B. & Chou, C.J. Groundwater monitoring plan for the Hanford Site 216-B-3 pond RCRA facility, report, June 1, 1998; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710604/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.