2020 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:27:25 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Carr Point shooting range, Portsmouth, RI
Navy OKs environmental cleanup plan at former Carr Point shooting range in Portsmouth

By Sean Flynn
Newport Daily News (RI)
December 28, 2020

PORTSMOUTH - The Navy and state and federal environmental agencies have agreed on a cleanup and environmental remediation plan for the former Carr Point shooting range.

Naval Station Newport this week made public a 163-page “Record of Decision” that outlines what will be done in the coming years to remove contaminated soil from the site and contaminated sediment offshore, as well as what will be done to protect the groundwater there. The site will be capped with new soil and other materials. 

The 4-acre property is off the Defense Highway, better known locally as Burma Road, on the shore of Narragansett Bay. Active and retired military currently use the site as a recreational vehicle campground that has electricity and water hookups for six RVs. It is just south of two ball fields that are on a separate parcel. Lawton Brook is about a third of a mile away to the southeast.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
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