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RW013 - Low-Level Radioactive Burial Site #2




RW013 Prior to Soil Cleanup




RW013 During Soil Cleanup

The Low-Level Radioactive Burial Site #2 (RW013) was a fenced, back-filled trench that once received waste materials from the nuclear material maintenance activities in Building 903. This was the only site on Travis AFB with elevated radioactive readings, and the waste materials were determined to present a potential human health risk.

The West/Annexes/Basewide Operable Unit Soil Record of Decision selected excavation and off-base disposal as the final remedy for this site.  From October 16, 2002 to February 12, 2003, the Air Force conducted a cleanup action to excavate the waste materials and contaminated soil and transport them to a radioactive waste repository in Utah. Laboratory analysis demonstrated that the cleanup achieved residential cleanup levels, and the site was cleared for unrestricted use.  A May 2004 closure report documented the completion of all restoration activities and site closure in terms of program budgeting and management.