Project Overview

The purpose of a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study is to determine the nature and extent of munitions and explosives of concern and munitions constituents at the four munitions response areas. The data collected during this investigation will identify the following: 
  • physical characteristics of the property;
  • soils, surface water, sediment, and groundwater       classifications;
  • characteristics of munitions and explosives of concern and munitions constituents;
  • actual and potential pathways through environmental media; and
  • actual and potential exposure routes.

The data was analyzed in an effort to design the required munitions response for the four munitions response sites. For Military Munitions Response Program sites, such as the former Conway BGR, a Feasibility Study is a means of developing, screening, and conducting a detailed evaluation of alternative munitions response options that will result in timely and appropriate decisions for protecting human health, safety, and the environment. Following the feasibility study phase, a proposed plan was prepared for each munitions response site. The proposed plans will detail recommended alternatives for which the public can comment on. Finally, a decision document will be prepared for each munitions response site. The decision documents will document the accepted remedy that was selected for each munitions response area. During the remedial investigation process, USACE reached out to the local community (landowners, general public, and local elected officials) to determine how they want to be involved in the FUDS process. Some of these outreach efforts included conducting community interviews and hosting public meetings. Landowners whose property was within the planned investigation area, were asked to grant access to their parcel for collection of remedial investigation data.