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No Further Action Decision Under CERCLA Study Area 43F Historic Gas Station Sites Fort Devens, Massachusetts

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This decision document has been prepared to support a no further action decision at Study Area 43F - Historic Gas Station Site SA 43F at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. The report was prepared as part of the U.S. Department of Defense DoD Base Realignment and Closure BRAC program to assess the nature and extent of contamination associated with site operations at Fort Devens. In conjunction with the Armys Installation Restoration Program IRP, Fort Devens and the U.S. Army Environmental Center USAEC formerly the U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency initiated a Master Environmental Plan MEP in 1988. The MEP consists of assessments of the environmental status of SAS, specifies necessary investigations, and provides recommendations for response actions with the objective of identifying priorities for environmental restoration at Fort Devens. The Historic Gas Station Sites were identified in the MEP as potential areas of contamination. On December 21, 1989, Fort Devens was placed on the National Priorities List under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act CERCLA as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act. An Enhanced Preliminary Assessment PA was also performed at Fort Devens to address areas not normally included in the CERCLA process, but requiring review prior to closure. A final version of the PA report was completed in April 1992. In 1992, DoD, through USAEC, also initiated a Site Investigation SI for SA 43A through S along with the other 12 SAs in SA Groups 2 and 7 at Fort Devens. The SI was conducted by ABB Environmental Services, Inc. ABB-ES. Under Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990, Fort Devens has been selected for cessation of operations and closure.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Physical Chemistry

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