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Best Management Practices for Surface Water Protection

August 2009

Presenter: Mick Wiest, B&W Y-12 Technical Services, L.L.C., Y-12 National Security Complex
Track 7-8

Topics Covered:

  • Surface Water Protection – Best Management Practices
  • Primary water way that serves as receiving stream for Y-12, East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC)
  • Y-12’s large process buildings are still there, which also served in support of the Cold War programs. 
  • The site grows to over 500 buildings, with over 250 outfalls to the creek.
  • Wastewater treatment facilities constructed, and a plant-wide project to remove sinks, tanks, and drains with ties to the creek.