While the flux chambers were in the field, more than nine inches of rain fell in less than nine days. BEACON's success in these water-saturated conditions demonstrates the sensitivity and accuracy of BEACON's method even in adverse conditions. In addition, all of the samples were collected without impacting the local soils, thereby minimizing the risk of detonating any UXO or compromising CWM containers. BEACON field personnel carried out the fieldwork with no accidents, injuries, illnesses or near miss incidents.
Non-intrusive site investigation (UXO, CWM concerns)
BEACON personnel used global positioning system (GPS) equipment to map out site locations. The soil-gas data clearly identified source areas of Trichloroethene (TCE) as well as other compounds of concern. The results showed the location of chlorinated contamination, which correlated well with data from a geophysical survey.