US Army: White Sands Missle range

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Harris Environmental Group supported the White Sands Missile Range Army Testing Evaluation Command (WSMR) Environmental Services for five years under two contracts. We supported all manner of environmental, cultural and biological services over the entire 3,200 square miles of WSMR. The environmental work included Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste handling and management, solid waste handling and management, recycling and handling of WSMR universal waste, hazardous materials, spill response, sampling, remediation, rodent decontamination, asbestos sampling and abatement, and Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) management. We also provided National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Record of Environmental Considerations (REC), archaeological and biological surveys and Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) under the Sustainable Range Program and Other Environmental Services.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) support included, but was not limited to, hazardous waste disposal actions associated with management of Satellite Accumulation Points (SAP), management of a 90-day storage yard and related waste management and disposal actions. As part of the (non)-hazardous waste management, Harris Environmental dispatched staff to remediates various types of spills, including antifreeze, petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL), electrical insulating liquids and metal contaminated liquids. Spill remediation varied as to the assessed sampling results and the related safety data sheet (SDS) information. Once the contaminant was identified, Harris Environmental used several remediation techniques such as ex-situ dig and hauls with manifested soil disposal at local landfarms, in-situ remediation which included soil aeration and the use of biologic hydrocarbon eating bacteria, and hazardous waste disposal which included loading, tracking and manifesting multiple 55-gallon drums sent to a hazardous waste facility. Harris Environmental also managed and disposed of other wastes including contaminated water and sludge from vehicle wash racks, secondary containments, and contaminated water from test processes such as salt testing. Harris Environmental assisted WSMR customers with proper disposal of universal wastes and recyclable and reusable discarded products. All wastes were taken to the 90-day yard and were properly containerized, sampled, labeled, profiled and shipped to the WSMR one-year storage yard.

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