EPA Superfund Program: MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA

Superfund Site Profile

The Marine Corps Combat Development Command site (MCCDC) is a 56,000-acre military training facility that overlaps areas in Prince William, Northern Stafford, and Eastern Fauquier counties. The base is located in Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River. MCCDC is bordered by Prince William Forest Park to the north and the Potomac River to the east. The western and southern portions of the base include residential areas. Operations began at MCCDC in 1917, when the Department of Defense established a new Marine training camp. A large expansion in the size of the facility occurred in 1943. The MCCDC prepares Marine Corps officers for general combat by providing them with an understanding of technical operations and by performing research and development on military equipment. Park to the north and the Potomac River to the east. The western and southern portions of the base include residential areas. Operations began at MCCDC in 1917, when the Department of Defense established a new Marine training camp. A large expansion in the size of the facility occurred in 1943. The MCCDC prepares Marine Corps officers for general combat by providing them with an understanding of technical operations and by performing research and development on military equipment.  


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No