The Resource Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites

Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites

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Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites
Title
Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), the Department of Defense (DoD) has charged the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) with cleaning up 4,700 formerly used defense sites (FUDS) and active sites that were under its jurisdiction when they were initially contaminated. The 661-acre Spring Valley site in Washington, D.C. is one such site. Like many other FUDS, the U.S. Army used the Spring Valley site during World War I for research and testing of chemical agents, equipment, and munitions. Most of the site is now privately owned and includes private residences, a hospital, and several commercial properties. The primary threats at the site are buried munitions, elevated arsenic in site soils, and laboratory waste; perchlorate was also found on site. This testimony discusses GAO's past work relating to remediation efforts at FUDS and military munitions sites to provide context for issues at Spring Valley. Specifically, it addresses the following: (1) the impact that shortcomings in information and guidance can have on decision making, (2) the impact that incomplete data can have on cost estimates and schedules, (3) how funding for a particular site may be influenced by overall program goals, and (4) how better coordination can increase public confidence in cleanups and facilitate effective decision making. GAO has made several prior recommendations that address these issues, with which, in most cases, the agency concurred
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Mittal, Anu
  • Raynes, Diane
  • Beardsley, Elizabeth
  • O'Neill, Alison
  • Mausel, Justin
  • Leisoo, Amanda
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Soil pollution
  • Military facilities
  • Data management
  • Army corps of engineers
  • Installation restoration
  • Cost estimates
  • Decision making
  • Civil engineering
  • Military forces and organizations
  • Logistics, military facilities and supplies
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Arsenic
  • District of columbia
  • Community relations
  • Auditing
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Ordnance
  • Perchlorates
  • Buried objects
  • Sites
  • Chemical contamination
  • Department of defense
  • Environmental management
Target audience
adult
Label
Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites
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Publication
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Congressional testimony
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435737116
  • (OCoLC)ocn435737116
Label
Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites
Publication
Note
Congressional testimony
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435737116
  • (OCoLC)ocn435737116

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