Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Public Meeting – May 8, 2019

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

  • Regarding the Status of Navy’s Continuing Cleanup Actions
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bedford Town Center Building, Flint Room, 2nd Floor, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

The Navy will hold a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Bedford Town Center Building.  The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting will include a presentation and informational displays specific to the ongoing environmental cleanup activities for the Environmental Restoration sites at former NWIRP Bedford consisting of Site 3 (Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plume), the Southern Flight Test Area, and Site 4 (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes Groundwater Plume).

The environmental cleanups at former NWIRP Bedford are being conducted under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as “Superfund”.  The meeting will include a summary of the current status of the second five-year review evaluation of completed and ongoing remedial actions implemented at the environmental restoration sites.  Navy and CERCLA guidelines call for this Environmental Restoration Program review every five years to make sure the remedies continue to be protective of human health and the environment.  Representatives from the U.S. Navy, USEPA, and MassDEP will be available to answer questions at the meeting.

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Reports on environmental actions are made available to the public through the Navy’s Administrative Record (AR) File for former NWIRP Bedford.  The AR File contains data and documentation supporting past site decisions regarding the Navy’s environmental restoration cleanup of former NWIRP Bedford.

The AR File for NSGL is available electronically at https://www.navfac.navy.mil/products_and_services/ev/products_and_services/env_restoration/installation_map/navfac_atlantic/midlant/nwirp_bedford.html.

For those with no internet and/or computer access, a copy of the AR File was placed in a binder (called the AR File CD Binder) that is updated yearly and is available at the Bedford Public Library (located at 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730).

For more information on the Administrative Record, please call Mr. Tom Kreidel, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Public Affairs Officer, at (757) 341-1410 or [email protected].

For further information about the public meeting, please contact Mr. Tom Kreidel, the NAVFAC Public Affairs Officer at (757) 341-1410 or [email protected].

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