2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:08:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: J1 Range and plumes at the Massachusetts Military Reservation
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U.S. EPA Region 1
May 31, 2011
EPA Reaches Cleanup Decision for J1 Range and Groundwater Plumes at Camp Edwards

(Boston, Mass. – May 31, 2011) – As efforts to clean up and protect Cape Cod's drinking water continue, the EPA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have reached another cleanup decision regarding a former military training and contractor testing area at Camp Edwards on the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR). This decision marks a final cleanup strategy for MMR’s J1 Range and its two affiliated “northern and southern” groundwater plumes. Three plumes and multiple soil areas on Camp Edwards await final cleanup decisions.

MMR is a 22,000-acre property that has been used for military training activities since 1911. The base is also located over a sole source aquifer that provides drinking water for residents of Cape Cod. Two environmental cleanup programs (one implemented by the Army, the other by the Air Force), are addressing the areas of soil and groundwater contamination that have resulted from fuel spills and other past activities on site. The U.S. Air Force is addressing contamination from activity at the Otis Air Force Base in the southern portion of MMR under the Federal Superfund Program. The U.S. Army is addressing contamination at Camp Edwards in the northern portion of MMR under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Both cleanup programs are progressing with oversight from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).


For the entire release, see
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/ ed524b82e3040b36852578a100578a21?OpenDocument


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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