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Main Title Operations report : a survey of the Farallon Islands 500-fathom radioactive waste disposal site /
Publisher The Division,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 402-R-75-991
OCLC Number 41384277
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--California--Farallon Islands Region. ; Radioactive waste sites--California--Farallon Islands. ; Farallon Islands (Calif.)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-R-75-991 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/2010
EJBD  EPA 402-R-75-991 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/13/2011
ERAD  EPA 520/R-75-001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/20/2010
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
"December 1975." Includes bibliographical references. "IEC Report 4460C1648."
Contents Notes
This report presents the operational chronology and representative photographic data, including benthic color plates, from an oceanographic investigation near the Farallon Islands, a small group of islands located WSW of San Francisco, California.^Purpose was to determine the feasibility of using a submersible to locate and investigate a site used in the early 1950`s for disposal of radioactive wastes and determine the conditions of the containers, primarily 55-gallon drums.^The operation employed the U.S.^Navy`s Cable-Controlled Underwater Recovery Vehicle (CURV III).^Radioactive waste containers were located at 850-meter and 900-meter depths.^Precision navigation methods were used to ensure that the site could be located again for any future studies and a detailed bathymetric map of the survey area was drawn up.^Sediment grab samples and cores were taken adjacent to the containers, and a sample of marine sponge was collected off one of the containers.^Extensive benthic photography and video recording were utilized for documentation of the bottom targets that were investigated.^Although some containers appeared to be partially crushed and breached, the majority appeared intact.