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Posted 5/2/2016

Release no. 2016-041


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

CONCORD, Mass. – A Proposed Plan to provide information to the public on the recommended remedial action to address groundwater contamination at the Bucks Harbor Former Air Force Radar Tracking Station Site and the Former Ground Air Transmitter Receiver (GATR) Site in Machiasport, Maine, has been prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and will be discussed at a public meeting on May 5 in Machiasport.

 

The Proposed Plan and associated public meeting are intended to inform the community of the rationale for the selection of the preferred alternative and to encourage and facilitate community participation. The Proposed Plan includes the following components: monitored natural attenuation; long term monitoring of groundwater; alternate water supply or point of entry water treatment for impacted water supply wells; monitoring of indoor air; and land use controls.

 

The Corps and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fort O’Brien Elementary School at 492 Port Road in Machiasport, Maine, to present the Proposed Plan to address environmental issues at the Bucks Harbor Former Air Force Radar Tracking Station Site and the Former Ground Air Transmitter Receiver Site.

 

The public meeting will include a presentation describing the project and the recommended remedy. This also will be an opportunity for public comments to be submitted – either verbally or in writing. Public comments on the Proposed Plan will be accepted through May 27, 2016. Copies of the Proposed Plan can be obtained by contacting Marie Wojtas, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, phone: 978-318-8788; email: marie.a.wojtas@usace.army.mil.

 

Supporting documents relating to the Proposed Plan can be found at the project information repositories at:

Machiasport Town Hall, 8 Unity Square, Machiasport, Maine 04655, phone (207) 255-4516; and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751, phone (978) 318-8788.

 

Written public comments on the Proposed Plan can be submitted to the Corps of Engineers through May 27, 2016. Comment letters must be postmarked no later than May 27, 2016, and can be sent to Ms. Marie Wojtas, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Comments also can be emailed to: marie.a.wojtas@usace.army.mil.