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Osborne Pond Munitions Response Plan

The Proposed Plan for Munitions Response Actions for the Formerly Used Defense Site Program, Osborne Pond (former Camp Edwards), Bourne, Mass., identifies the Preferred Alternative to address the potential hazards associated with munitions and explosives of concern (munitions that may pose an explosive hazard, hereafter MEC) and munitions constituents (any materials originating from munitions including explosive and non-explosive materials, hereafter MC).

This Proposed Plan also provides the reason for this preference and describes other cleanup alternatives considered for use at this site.This Proposed Plan does not affect response actions at other sites under the jurisdiction of the Corps. The Corps may modify the Preferred Alternative or select another response action based on new information or public comments. Therefore, the public is encouraged to review and comment on all the alternatives and on the rationale for the Preferred Alternative presented in this Proposed Plan.

The Corps is issuing this Proposed Plan as part of its public participation responsibilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan.

Site Background
The site is located within the former Camp Edwards, which was established in 1938 as a training site for the Massachusetts National Guard. In 1940, the U.S. Army leased Camp Edwards to train soldiers for World War II. Tens of thousands of Army soldiers trained at Camp Edwards from 1940 to 1946. After World War II, Camp Edwards was deactivated. The Air Force took control of nearby Otis Field in 1948 and established Otis Air Force Base. The U.S. Army reactivated Camp Edwards from 1950 to 1952 to train troops for the Korean War. Camp Edwards was not reactivated for the Vietnam War, but training continued on Camp Edwards during that time. In 1973, the Massachusetts Army National Guard resumed control of Camp Edwards.

For more information, please contact the Project Manager, by e-mail or by calling 978-318-8381.

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