Clean-up in the Rockies

by Douglas W. Thompson, Environmental Engr.; 3210 Hawthorne St., Amarillo, TX 79109,
Edwin W. Berry, Environmental Protection Specialist; Program Manager's Staff Office, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Commerce City, CO 80022,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 2, Pg. 40-42

Document Type: Feature article


The shallow aquifer flowing beneath the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, just outside of Denver, has become contaminated with a number of toxic substances. Until the arsenal can be cleaned-up, and prevented from polluting the aquifer, three treatment systems have been installed at the site to keep contaminated water from leaving the arsenal.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Aquifers | Water treatment | Mountains | Toxicity | Rocky Mountains | Denver | Colorado | United States

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