Preliminary Soil and Groundwater Characterization Study at the CFAD Dundurn Explosives Facility (Saskatchewan)

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Authors
  1. Martel, R.
  2. Lefebvre, R.
  3. Martel, K-E.
  4. Roy, N.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);INRS-Géoressources, Sainte-Foy QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier mandated INRS-Géoressources to supervise a preliminary characterization study of the explosive burning site at CFAD Dundurn, Saskatchewan. High energetic materials have been burned at that site for more than 25 years. The environmental impact of this activity on soil and groundwater is unknown and this preliminary characterization study was undertaken in September 1995. More than 16 wells were installed on site at 8 different locations in addition 72 soil samples and 31 groundwater samples were taken to investigate the site. This report includes technical informations on geology, piezometry (water levels) and groundwater flow, soil and groundwater sampling, energetic materials (RDX, HMX and TNT) analysis and concentrations in soils and groundwater. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are made to help the Ministry of Defence better orient future work which would help the management of that site.
Keywords
Energetic materials;Soil analyzer;Soil pollution
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2002-146 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 1996
Number of Pages
65
DSTKIM No
CA021780
CANDIS No
518504
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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