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April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

Sandia National Laboratories

April 17, 2012

Long-term Stewardship (LTS)

Caroline Byrd

Program Coordinator

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.


Long term stewardship program

Long-term Stewardship Program

LTS Program Mission:

To protect human health /environment from hazards associated with residual contamination at former Environmental Restoration Project sites


Lts environmental monitoring

LTS Environmental Monitoring

The LTS Program conducts monitoring required by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and Department of Energy (DOE).

The LTS Program conducts monitoring required by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and Department of Energy (DOE).


Why long term stewardship

Why Long Term Stewardship?

Legacy sites cleaned up to risk-based levels

Most sites cleaned to levels suitable for residential use

Some sites have residuals present

Monitoring assures environmental protection


Lts fy 2012 mid year gw monitoring status

LTS FY 2012 Mid-year GW Monitoring Status

  • Groundwater sampling –

    • 2012 sampling completed on schedule first 2 quarters

    • Wells sampled at various intervals, for multiple constituents

    • Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report for 2011 in process


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

View of Technical Area V Groundwater Site


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

View of Tijeras Arroyo Groundwater Site


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

View of Burn Site Groundwater Site


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

LTS Requirements at the CWL

under the Post Closure Care Permit

  • -Semi-annual groundwater monitoring at 6 wells

  • (TCE, Chromium, Nickel; plus 5 other volatile organic compounds annually)

  • Annual soil-gas monitoring at 5 multi-port monitoring wells

  • (21 sample ports, for 50 volatile organic compounds)

  • -Landfill Cover and Site Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair

  • Annual Reporting of all monitoring results

    • statistical analysis requirements

    • quarterly inspection/maintenance/repair activities


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

CWL Monitoring Well Locations


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

CWL Engineered Evapotranspirative Cover

  • -Cover engineered to prevent moisture percolating into former disposal area

  • -Layers constructed for stability

  • Native vegetation is maintained by weeding and provides erosion control & transpiration

  • Cover surface and vegetation are inspected quarterly; repairs are performed as needed

CWL was excavated 9/98 through 2/02 as part of

Landfill Excavation Voluntary Corrective Measure


April 17 2012 long term stewardship lts caroline byrd program coordinator

LTS FY 2012 CWL Status

  • -CWL monitoring ongoing

  • in compliance with Post Closure Care Permit

  • All post-closure care activities

  • are on schedule

  • CWL Annual Report for CY 2011 completed and sent to NMED on schedule (March 2012)

  • Nov. 2011 Permit Modification approved by NMED in Feb. 2012

    • All changes minor and approved as Class 1 modifications


Lts fy 2012 camu status

LTS FY 2012 CAMU Status

  • Leachate from monitoring system pumped weekly

  • All 1st and 2nd quarter sampling completed on schedule

  • CAMU Annual Vadose Zone Monitoring System Annual Monitoring Results Report in progress


Important links

Important Links

  • UNM Zimmerman Library

    Lobo Vault SNL/NM collection – http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/10963

  • NMED SNL/NM information - http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/HWB/snlperm.html


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