Superfund Site Profile
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola is an active U.S. Navy (Navy) installation in Pensacola, Florida. The installation provides facilities, service and support for the operation and maintenance of the Navy’s naval weapons and aircraft. In the past, operations at NAS Pensacola generated wastes that contaminated ground and surface water, sediments and soil. EPA placed the installation on the National Priorities List (NPL) of contaminated sites in 1989.
The Navy is addressing the contamination in cooperation with EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The Navy and EPA, with FDEP concurrence, have issued cleanup plans (Records of Decision, or RODs) for nearly all portions of NAS Pensacola. The installation's contamination does not threaten people living and working near the site. By enforcing land use controls, undertaking Five-Year Reviews and working to complete the steps necessary to clean up remaining parts of the installation, the Navy, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.