In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River invites public comment on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Munitions Response (MR) Program Site UXO-001, Historical Munitions Disposal Area. MRS UXO-001 is located south of the NAS Patuxent River installation and consists of a private beach along the Chesapeake Bay, owned by the Cedar Cove Subdivision. The private beach is bounded to the north by Pine Hill Run; to the south by a community revetment structure; to the east by the low tide level of the Chesapeake Bay; and to the west by a wooded area. From approximately 1954 to 1974, NAS Patuxent River personnel discarded a variety of excess munitions, both live and inert, into the Chesapeake Bay. This practice was halted at NAS Patuxent River in 1974. NAS Patuxent River has responded to the appearance of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and material potentially presenting an explosive hazard (MPPEH) along the shoreline in and around the historic munitions disposal areas for over 30 years. The Navy conducted periodic surveys and cleanup activities of the former seaplane basin to the north and nearby beaches, […]
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