Superfund Site:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER - DAHLGREN
DAHLGREN, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Brian Poe
(215) 814-5471

Site Location

Street Address:
2 MI E OF INTER 301 & 206, DAHLGREN, VA 22448

Background

The Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren (NSWC) site is located 40 miles south of Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River in King George County, Virginia. This 4,300-acre naval facility, established in 1918, conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of surface ship weaponry. Activities at Main Side, a 2,678-acre area, include air operations, ordnance testing, laboratory testing, computer facilities, administrative offices and residences. The Explosive Experimental Area (EEA) is an isolated testing range covering 1,614 acres. Historical operations and disposal activities contaminated soil, groundwater and sediment. Cleanups are complete at some sites within NSWC. Operation and maintenance activities at these ...
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