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Corps of Engineers extends public comment period on Nantucket Beach Formerly Used Defense Site proposed plan

Published Oct. 16, 2014

CONCORD, Mass. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District with assistance from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Military Munitions Design Center, and their contractor Weston Solutions, Inc., is coordinating the Proposed Plan for the Nantucket Beach Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in Nantucket, Mass., and has extended the public comment period until Dec. 4, 2014 to allow the public more time to review and comment on the plan.


The Nantucket Beach FUDS site was leased by the U.S. Government between September 1943 and June 1946 and was used as a practice aerial rocket range.  Over the past several years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed an investigation of the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues resulting from past munitions use at the site. 


The Proposed Plan describes the remedial alternatives considered for this site and identifies the preferred alternative. The Proposed Plan was issued as a public document and is available for review at the Athenium Library in Nantucket, Mass.


Here is a link to the Corps website with the Nantucket Beach FUDS Proposed Plan available for review:



The public will have until Dec. 4, 2014 to review the Proposed Plan and provide any comments to the government via the government’s contractor Weston Solutions.  Comments may be submitted via email to C.Kane@WestonSolutions.com or by mail to: Mr. Christopher Kane, Project Manager, Weston Solutions, 45 Constitution Ave., Suite 101, Concord, New Hampshire 03310.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact the Corps of Engineers Project Manager, Ms. Carol Ann Charette at 978-318-8605 (office) or 978-505-2918 (cell).

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2014-131