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...