Superfund Site: WHITING FIELD NAVAL AIR STATION
Superfund Site Profile
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Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field is an active U.S. Navy (Navy) installation located in Milton, Florida. The installation provides aircraft and helicopter training for Navy personnel. Historic operations at NAS Whiting Field generated solid and industrial wastes that contaminated soil and groundwater. EPA placed NAS Whiting Field on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) of contaminated sites in 1994.
The Navy, EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. The installation's contamination does not pose a threat to people living and working near the site. Several short-term cleanups have significantly lowered contaminants levels. By cleaning up and monitoring soils, enforcing land use controls, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, the Navy, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. The parties are also continuing to investigate the installation and issue cleanup plans.