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Comment period to end Dec. 19: Corps of Engineers provides Proposed Plan for review for Cape Poge Formerly Used Defense Site in Edgartown

Published Dec. 3, 2014

CONCORD, Mass. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, with assistance from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Military Munitions Design Center, and their contractors, have provided for public review and comment the selected remedy in the Proposed Plan for the Cape Poge Formerly Used Defense Site on Martha’s Vineyard in Edgartown, Mass.


The Proposed Plan was issued as a public document and is available for review at the Edgartown Public Library. The public will have a review/comment period in which to review the Proposed Plan and provide any comments to the government via the government’s contractor. The comment period runs through Dec. 19, 2014. The Cape Poge FUDS Proposed Plan is available for review or download from this website:


The property that comprises the former Cape Poge Little Neck Bomb Target Site on Chappaquiddick Island in the town of Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., consists of approximately 141 acres. The site is a barrier beach consisting of a strip of land surrounded on two sides by water. The Cape Poge FUDS site was leased by the U.S. Government between July 1, 1944 and June 30, 1947 by the Department of the Navy for the purpose of a bombing target area in connection with the 1st Naval District flight training program at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and Naval Auxiliary Air Station Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


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.


Public comments on the Proposed Plan can be submitted via email to or by mail to: Ms. Donna Sharp, AMEC, 9725 Cogdill Road, Knoxville, TN 37830.


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. 2014-146