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U.S. Navy Announces 5-Year Review of Ordnance Plant Site

It's the Navy's fourth such review at the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) on East River Road.

U.S. Navy Announces 5-Year Review of Ordnance Plant Site

Fridley residents or others have a chance to weigh in on the cleanup of the former Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) on East River Road. 

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is announcing its fourth five-year review of the polluted Superfund site, to be completed October 20, 2013.

Hundreds of government records related to the site are available online at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) records page for the NIROP site.

Here's the public notice from NAVFAC:

Fourth Five-Year Review
Former Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Fridley

4800 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fridley, Minnesota

The Department of the Navy (lead agency), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), has begun a five-year review of the remedies implemented at the NIROP Fridley National Priority List site. The purpose of the five-year review is to ensure that the selected remedies are effectively protecting public health and the environment. The five-year review process is mandated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) for sites where the selected remedial action results in contaminants remaining in excess of levels that allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure.  The EPA's Comprehensive Five-Year Review Guidance will be used in preparation of this review.

This Fourth Five-Year Review for NIROP Fridley will focus on the three Operable Units (OUs) that make up the NIROP site. The remedies selected for the NIROP site are specified in (1) Records of Decision for Ground Water Remediation, September 1990 and (2) the Record of Decision for Operable Unit (OU) 2 and Operable Unit (OU) 3, August 2003. The public may access documents related to the site at http://go.usa.gov/Ywpd.

The scheduled date of completion of the Fourth Five-Year Review is October 20, 2013. Once complete, the Navy will publish notification of availability of the Five-Year Review Report. If you have questions or wish to provide input on the Five-Year Review process, please contact William Couch at (847) 688-2600, extension 200, or by mail at the address below.

Mr. William Couch
NAVFAC Midwest
201 Decatur Avenue - Building 1A
Great Lakes, Illinois 60088
Email: william.couch1@navy.mil
(Nov. 15, 2012)

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