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Superfund Site Report: CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (August 23, 1994): Cherry Point Mari ne Corps Air Station is located within Havelock, Craven County, N orth Carolina. The air station covers 11,485 acres and is locate d on a peninsula between the Neuse River to the north and Core and Bogue Sounds to the south. The air station was commissioned in 1942 and a massive aircr aft assembly and repair facility, which later became the Naval Av iation Depot (NADEP), was added in 1943. The NADEP Flight Line and Maintenance and Support Squadron are the primary generators of waste. Hazardous wastes generated by the air station include pl ating wastes which contain HEAVY METALS and cyanides; organic sol vents, paint removers and cleaners; waste PETROLEUM, OIL and lubr icants; and POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCB) wastes. Prior to 1982 , most hazardous wastes were disposed on site. Presently, hazard ous wastes are placed in drums and sent to the Defense Reutilizat ion and Marketing Office hazardous waste storage facility for dis posal off-site. Other hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are pip ed to the industrial wastewater treatment plant at the air statio n.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    ARSENICXX   
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)XX   
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE X   
    BENZENEX    
    BENZO(A)PYRENEXX   
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENEXX   
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    CHLOROETHANEX    
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS    X
    LEADXX   
    NICKELXX   
    NICKEL COMPOUNDSXX   
    PHENANTHRENE    X
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLSXX  X
    PYRENE    X
    XYLENOL    X
    ZINCX    
    ZINC COMPOUNDSX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NORTH CAROLINA, or in CRAVEN County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION
    EPA ID: NC1170027261
    Address: NC HWY 101
    CHERRY POINT, NC 28533
    Other Names: US MARINE CORPS/EOD RANGE
      USMC AIR STATION CHERRY POINT
      USMC/DEF PROP DSPL OFC
      USMC/TRNG AREA 4
      USMCAS/CRASH CREW TRNING BERMS/RUNWAY 28
      USMCAS/FACILS MANITENANCE COMPOUND
      USMCAS/GREASE PIT
      USMCAS/INCIN
      USMCAS/IND SLUDGE PIT
      USMCAS/MAG 14 SUPPLY
      USMCAS/OLD SAN LDFL
    Site Ownership: Federally Owned
    Category of Site: Federal Facility
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: December 16, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
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