Superfund Site: LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE/NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
HAMPTON, VA

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Langley Air Force Base (LAFB)/NASA Langley Research Center (NASA LaRC) site in Hampton, Virginia, consists of two federal facilities. LAFB covers 3,152 acres. It has been used as an airfield and aeronautical research center since 1917, and is the home base for the First Fighter Wing. NASA LaRC covers 787 acres. It is a research facility with numerous operations in nearly 200 buildings and 40 wind tunnels. Site activities contaminated soil, groundwater, sediment and fish with hazardous chemicals. Investigations have identified more than 40 sources of possible contamination at the two facilities. These sources include abandoned landfills, fueling areas, wastewater treatment plants, the stormwater system, warehouses, spill sites, electrical substations and transformers, fuel tanks, burning areas, septic tanks, storage areas, waste pits, and training areas. Remedial investigations, remedy selection and remedial designs are underway.