July 20, 2019

Check-up on Six Pax River Enviro-Mitigation Sites

Pax River EPAThe Department of the Navy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and  the Maryland Department of the Environment completed recently the five-year review of the decisions and documents regarding ongoing remedial actions within the environmental cleanup of six potentially environmentally hazardous sites at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

The review assures the remedial actions that will keep any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants at legislated levels and that the site does not allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure.

The purpose of the Five-Year Review is to ensure that these remedial actions are providing adequate protection of human health and the environment.

The Five-Year Review will contain information on the following Sites: Site 1 Fishing Point Landfill and Site 12, Landfill Behind Rifle Range, Operable Unit (OU)-1, Site 6/6A, OU-1 – Bohneyard Site, Site 11 OU-1 and OU-2- Former and Current Sanitary Landfills, Site 17, OU-1 and OU-2– Pesticide Shop (Building 841), Site 28 – Transformer Storage Area, and Site 39 – Waste Tetrachloroethene (PCE) Storage Area (Building 503).
All relevant environmental documents are available for review at:
Naval Air Station Patuxent River Library, 22269 Cedar Point Road, Building 407, Patuxent River, MD 20629
(301) 342-1927 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 6 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
St. Mary’s County Public Library, Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard,  Lexington Park, MD 20653
(301) 863-8188. Hours:  Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 1  – 5 pm.

Community members who have questions or information about the effectiveness of the remedies that would help the review team are encouraged to contact the Public Affairs Officer: Connie Hempel, NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs,
22268 Cedar Point Road, Building 409, Room 204, Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154. (301) 757-6748

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