Report clears Cherry Point environmental site

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 06:27 PM.

The government will take no further action as it relates to potential cleanup of an environmental site at Cherry Point, according to the official record of decision.

The site is a former pesticide mixing area about an acre in size where two buildings were once located.

The site, officially recorded as site No. 83, is located off Roosevelt Boulevard and is near the east prong of Slocum Creek.

The Navy, in its record of decision, determined that no further action was needed at the site as it poses "no unacceptable risk to human health or the environment" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources reviewed and approved of the findings, according to the report.

The building that housed the pesticide mixing area was constructed in 1948 and was used for pesticide mixing and storage from 1965 to 1981. It was later used for storage and administrative space until 1997, and the building was eventually torn down.

During the time the building was used for mixing of pesticides, a wash rack was located at the site, and a drain led to a slope that led to a wetlands area near the east prong of Slocum Creek.



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