EPA Superfund Program: FORT EUSTIS (US ARMY), NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Superfund Site Profile

The 8,200-acre Fort Eustis (US Army) site is located in Newport News, Virginia. An active Army installation operates at the site, which is located on a peninsula formed by the Warwick and James Rivers. The Installation was originally established during World War I as a training center for Coast Artillery Corps units and a balloonist school. Since that time, site uses have included a federal correction camp, a Works Progress Administration facility, a National Youth Administration facility, a bombing range for Langley Air Force Base, an anti-aircraft training facility, a prisoner-of-war camp and a transportation training center. Activities contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Remedial actions have been completed for the DOL Storage Area, Browns Lake, Oil/Sludge Holding Pond, Milstead Island Creek and Eustis Lake operable units (OUs). Remedial investigations and remedy construction are ongoing at the site’s other 11 OUs.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No