2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:43:50 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, MUNITIONS: Ft. Ritchie (MD) cleanup decisions
Public meeting to review Fort Ritchie cleanup is Monday, Nov. 7

By Stephanie Harbaugh
Waynesboro Record Herald (MD)
November 2, 2011

Cascade, Md. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, to provide an update on the current status of two former Fort Ritchie Army Garrison sites that have been monitored since a years-long cleanup process of groundwater and munitions.

The meeting will be in Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, and will review the Record of Decision (ROD) and Action Memorandum documents. The former Fort Ritchie property is currently under the ownership of Corporate Office Properties Trust.

A ROD is a formal document that the U.S. Army develops to establish guidelines of what needs to be done to clean up an area.

The two former Fort Ritchie cleanup sites that will be reviewed include groundwater contamination at the motor pool site and the Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC). The MEC addresses the cleanup of any munitions that may have remained on the property after the former Army base was closed in 1998 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.


For the entire article, see
http://www.therecordherald.com/features/x2086384127/Public-meeting-to- review-Fort-Ritchie-cleanup-is-Monday-Nov-7


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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