Site 23 K-2 South Disposal Area, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Site 23 K-2 South Disposal Area, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Military / Industrial

Document Description
DTSC is proposing to approve a removal action work plan and Action Memorandum that would allow for the excavation and offsite disposal of waste materials buried in a trench at Site 23. Pesticides and explosives have been detected in the soil adjacent to the trench, and in waste material within the trench. Ground water has also been contaminated with pesticides and benzene. The purpose of the removal action is to remove a potential ecological risk should the contaminants migrate from the trench, and to remove a source of groundwater contamination. This is an interim action to remove the source of contamination. The action will include the collection of one-time grab groundwater samples from temporary wells to evaluate ground water contamination. Depending on the results of the groundwater sampling, further evaluation of the site may be conducted at a later date. The field activities associated with the removal action will take approximately two weeks.

Contact Information
Laurie Racca
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 California Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-3668


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
North Knox Road approx. 5.5 miles NE of City of Ridgecrest
Total Acres
Other Location Info
China Lake NAWS and City of Ridgecrest (Kern County)

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Hazardous Waste Removal Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Recreation Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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