Underground Oil Lens Management at John F. Kennedy International Airport

by Harry Schmerl, Port Authority of New York & New, Jersey, New York, NY, USA,
Paul Wolfrom, Port Authority of New York & New, Jersey, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Observation wells plumbed using a water surface detector and standard topographic interpolation techniques were used to establish the hydraulic gradient of the groundwater and the presence of underground fuel oil lens beneath an existing fuel farm. Soil borings supplemented with the site's construction history were used to define subsurface conditions. Facility fuel handling operations were studied to isolate the most probable means by which the oil infiltrated the ground and to develop an oil lens management program which would prevent seepage of oil into navigable waters. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Energy consumption | Water resources | Groundwater management | Groundwater pollution | Groundwater quality | Observation wells | Wells (oil and gas)

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