Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - DOE Oversight Division. Status Report to the Public - December 1999 Page: 24 of 72
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Principle contaminants in the groundwater are VOCs, some radionuclides, and
various types of metals. The most ubiquitous contaminants are trichloroethylene
and technetium-99. For the most part, contamination levels are not substantial in
Different types of contamination can be found in the shallow soils and the
Shallow soils contain radionuclides, metals, and organics that can be traced
back to spills, overflows, building runoff, and atmospheric releases. Petroleum
products, VOCs, and some radionuclides are found in the deeper soils. This cont-
amination is the result of waste line leaks, tank leaks, and burial grounds.
The ETTP Watershed has been divided into three main areas:
/ K-901/Duct Island/Powerhouse Area: This area contains burial
grounds for unclassified low-level radioactive solid and mixed
chemical waste, a cylinder destruction facility, and a scrapyard.
Contaminants of concern include uranium, thorium, beryllium,
boron, cesium, technetium-99, asbestos, PCBs, and heavy metals.
/ K-27/29/31/33 and Administration Area: This area contains limit-
ed hot spots of shallow and deep soil contamination with uranium,
cesium, and PCBs.
/ Main Plant Area: This is a heavy industrial zone contaminated
with uranium isotopes, technetium-99, and VOCs. This area also
contains several unlined waste burial grounds. These burial areas
contain organic compounds, hazardous metals, and various
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