Radford Army Ammunition
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
May 6, 2004
Agenda Item #1: Introductory Remarks,
Mr. Jim McKenna began the meeting
at 7:15 p.m.
Because Mr. Flint was present as a new attendee, Mr. McKenna
began with an overview of the Installation Restoration Program
Agenda Item #2:
Installation Restoration Program Status, Jim McKenna
Mr. McKenna reviewed the newest items on the IRP Status Report
Update, which is posted on the Web site at www.radfordaapirp.org/invest/status.htm.
Item #3: Installation Action Plan (IAP) Workshop, Jim McKenna
Mr. McKenna highlighted
the updates to the IAP. At SWMU 35 (RFAAP-010), a Calcium Sulfate
Drying Bed, the cost to complete was reduced based on sampling
results that indicate the material to be disposed would be nonhazardous,
solid waste. SWMU 57 (RFAAP-022) the Pond by Buildings 4931
and 4932, had been closed in the Army database, but is being
reopened to allow more data collection and to perform risk assessments.
Cost to complete for this effort was added and partially offset
the reduction from SWMU 35.
IAP is available online at http://www.radfordaapirp.org/invest/iap2004.htm.
The 2005 IAP will be completed and posted soon.
#4: Question-Answer/Community Input
Mr. Parrish asked
about perchlorate contamination in the New River, which had
been in the news recently. Mr. McKenna said sampling data from
the New River Unit detected perchlorate at 1.71 parts per billion
in one stream sample taken at the installation boundary. Therefore,
he believes the perchlorate is flowing onto the site from another
source. Mr. McKenna said RFAAP has performed more sampling downstream
of this sample but perchlorate was not detected. The installation
used Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved sampling
method, which can sometimes generate false positives. There
are other methods of sampling, but EPA has not approved them
asked about the difference between the Baltimore Corps of Engineers
office and the Norfolk Corps of Engineers office. Mr. Tesner
said that the Baltimore office is a large design center and
handles more complex, multiple-site installations , while the
Norfolk office generally handles smaller sites.
#5: Next RAB Meeting and Closing Remarks, Jim McKenna
Mr. McKenna said
that WPI's IRP support contract will end on June 30, 2004 and
that URS will be taking over this support. He said this should
be a transparent change and RAB members should not notice it.
He thanked WPI for their efforts over the years.
August 19, 2004 was scheduled for the next RAB meeting. A site
tour was tentatively planned.
was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
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