PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION
PATUXENT RIVER, MD
Superfund Site Profile
The 6,400-acre Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) site is located in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay on a peninsula known as Cedar Point. NAS operated several landfills and other historical disposal areas which release hazardous chemicals that contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water. The landfills received solid and hazardous wastes such as sewage treatment plant sludge, cesspool wastes, spent oil absorbents, paints, antifreeze, solvents, thinners, pesticides and photo lab wastes. Cleanups are complete at several areas within NAS. Operation and maintenance activities at these areas are ...
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