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Laurel Bay Healthy Study Update 01-20

June 9, 2020


Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort has decided to evaluate a more active cleanup process for the residual heating oil, using remedial underground injections. The implementation of this technology will reduce the amount of time needed to complete the cleanup. The remedial activities will adhere to established standard operating procedures that have been approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

Remediation activities will occur over an approximate seven-day period and will consist of site preparation, subsurface injections, and site restoration. Site preparation activities will consist of drilling boreholes for utility clearances. Drilling boreholes will be completed a week before the planned injections and will be located on the lawn and driveway of the selected properties. Approximately one day before the injection event, a 15 by 15 feet area of sod will be removed from the lawn. The injection activities are anticipated to take no more than two days and will be completed utilizing a direct push drill rig followed by borehole abandonment. Site restoration activities will consist primarily of site cleanup, asphalt patching, and sod replacement and should be completed within one day.    

The remedial activities are scheduled to occur between 11 June 2020 and 19 June 2020, accomplished between the hours of 0800 and 1700.

For more information on this particular project or the larger Laurel Bay Heath Study please continue to monitor this page for updates, or contact the Communication Strategy and Operations Office at 843-228-7225 or laurelbayhealthstudy@usmc.mil.

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort 1st Lt. Kevin Buss