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U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT MONROE

MUNITIONS RESPONSE REMEDIAL
INVESTIGATION/FEASIBILITY STUDY

U.S. Army Environmental Command
Hampton Roads, Virginia

EA was authorized by U.S. Army Environmental Command to conduct a munitions response remedial investigation for 13 Munitions Response Areas at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Monroe (Fort Monroe). Fort Monroe is located in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and has a long history of military use beginning in 1812 for use as a coastal defense and later for training purposes. Fort Monroe was selected for closure pursuant to the Congressionally-authorized 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. To facilitate transfer of the real property from U.S. Army control, EA is collecting information to determine the prevalence of munitions and explosives of concern from historic use at Fort Monroe.

All work at Fort Monroe is being conducted in accordance with the Defense Environmental Restoration Program under the Munitions Response Remedial Investigation category.

Specific objectives of this remedial investigation include:

  • Conduct a Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) remedial investigation to determine the nature and extent of munitions and explosives of concern. This includes a Geophysical Prove-Out, a Geophysical Survey of selected areas of each of the13 Munitions Response Areas (including a portion of the Dog Beach offshore water area), and an intrusive investigation of selected anomalies.
  • Prepare a CERCLA Feasibility Study to analyze alternatives for risk management and/or response actions.
  • Prepare a Proposed Plan and Decision Document that reflect the U.S. Army’s preferred alternative for addressing explosive hazards posed by munitions and explosives of concern/material potentially presenting an explosive hazard at Fort Monroe.