Superfund Site: ATLANTIC FLEET WEAPONS TRAINING AREA
VIEQUES, PR

Superfund Site Profile

Update translated in Spanish - Actualización de sitio traducido al español

To view the Final Community Involvement Plan:  click here

The Navy, EPA, FWS, EQB, and DNER announce the availability for public comment of the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for a Non-Time Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) for nearshore munitions in the waters around Vieques referred to as UXO 16. The EE/CA is available for public comment from May 15, 2017 through June 28, 2017.

To view the public notice announcing the availability for public comment on the Engineering Evaluation / Cost Analysis (EE/CA):  click here

SITE BACKGROUND

The former Vieques Naval installation is a 23,000-acre facility located on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. From the mid-1940s until 2003, significant amounts of munitions items were fired during military training. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico considered Vieques its highest priority facility for cleanup, and in 2005 large portions of Vieques and the surrounding waters were placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The site has unique challenges such as unexploded ordnance across thousands of acres of land and sea floor, abundant ecologically and culturally sensitive resources, and the sometimes differing viewpoints and objectives of numerous stakeholders, including the local community, educational and scientific organizations, and various advocacy groups.

 



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