The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting the first five-year review of remedial actions implemented at Installation Restoration Program (IRP) sites in the 2009 Record of Decision at Fort Greely, Alaska. The purpose of the five-year review is to determine whether the remedy is protective of human health and the environment. In addition, five-year review reports identify issues found during the review, if any, and recommendations to address them. The United States Army is preparing this five-year review as required by Superfund and the National Contingency Plan (NCP).
The Fort Greely Five-Year Review report will document the methods, findings, and conclusions based on records review and a site inspection conducted from August 2013 through May 2014. Upon completion, a copy of the final report will be posted on the installation’s website and a notice will be placed in a local paper. The document will be available January 2015.
Fort Greely was investigated under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program in 1999. The Five-Year Review is being conducted as part of the remedy described in the 2009 Record of Decision, Fort Greely, Alaska which stated that a Five-Year Review shall periodically verify compliance with land use restrictions listed in Fort Greely’s Administrative Controls database.
Sites addressed in the Five-Year Review include four landfills, a refuse burn pit, and a section of wastewater pipeline that served a nuclear reactor. Hazards include exposure to contaminated soils. Implemented remedies include soil excavation, proper disposal, and capping of remaining contaminated soils. Land use restrictions for this site include no subsurface intrusion or construction without coordination with Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and remediation
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