Superfund Site:

INDIAN HEAD NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER
INDIAN HEAD, MD

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Bob Thomson
(215) 814-3357

Site Location

Street Address:
201 INDIAN HEAD HIGHWAY, INDIAN HEAD, MD 20640

Background

The 3,500-acre Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) site is located in Charles County, Maryland, about 25 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The NSWC was established in 1890 as the Naval Proving Ground, with the mission of testing explosives and propellants. Over its 100-year history of operations, the facility has manufactured a variety of munitions chemicals. Manufacturing, testing, loading and assembly operations at the site generated explosive, reactive and hazardous wastes. In the past, some of these waste products were routinely dumped into pits and landfills at the facility or burned in open burning grounds. Site activities also included ...
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