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Laurel Bay Health Study
Public Health Review Complete, Available Below 
           

Public Health Review

 

Fact Sheet

           

For questions regarding the PHR report, please contact MCAS Beaufort at: LaurelBayHealthStudy@usmc.mil or leave a message at the MCAS Beaufort community response line: 843-228-6229.

 

This page will be updated as more information is available 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is aware of the allegations and claims in the lawsuit filed by former residents of Laurel Bay against AMCC. We are maintaining this website as the best place for us to provide you with the most accurate and timely information that is available.

It remains our priority to ensure that safe, healthy, worry-free homes are available to you, on base. The Question and Answer link remains in operation and we will assist you in getting your questions answered.

**15 May 2019 --  As part of MCAS Beaufort's ongoing environmental sampling effort in relation to the past underground heating oil storage tanks (USTs), a survey using  ground penetrating radar (GPR) was completed on 1 May 2019. The survey was performed to determine if undocumented USTs remained.  The survey identified five sites where a UST might remain.  Each site will be further investigated to determine if a UST is present.  If so, the USTs will be removed using the same procedures coordinated with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that have been used for previous UST removals. We are committed to the safety and well-being of you and your family. For more information on this specific GPR survey effort as well as the larger Laurel Bay Heath Study please continue to monitor this page for updates, or
contact the Communication Strategy and Operations Office at 843-228-6229 or laurelbayhealthstudy@usmc.mil.

 

**2 April 2019 --  As part of an ongoing environmental sampling effort throughout Laurel Bay in relation to the past use of underground home heating oil tanks, groundwater monitoring wells will be installed on Banyan Drive, Birch Drive, Ash Street, Iris Lane and West Dove Lane.  Water samples from wells will be drawn a few days after installation.  The activities will be conducted 1-19 April 2019 from 0800 to 1700.  Well installation and sampling is done in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and in accordance with SCDHEC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. Groundwater is not the source of drinking water in Laurel Bay; thus this work does not affect the drinking water. Laurel Bay drinking water is provided by Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, the same water provider that serves all of Beaufort County. Providing a healthy and worry free home environment is of utmost importance to the United States Marine Corps and this Command.  We are committed to the safety and well-being of you and your family.  We encourage all residents to review the information at: www.beaufort.marines.mil/Resources/Laurel-Bay-Health-Study/.  Should you have questions, please contact the Communication Strategy and Operations Office at 843-228-6229 or email laurelbayhealthstudy@usmc.mil. 

 

 

**9 January 2019 --  As part of MCAS Beaufort's ongoing environmental sampling effort in relation to the past underground heating oil storage tanks (USTs), a survey using  ground penetrating radar (GPR) will be performed to identify potentially undocumented heating oil tanks and validate previous UST locating techniques conducted at legacy Capehart style properties in the Laurel Bay Military Housing Area. GPR survey activities will be conducted at properties where legacy Capehart style homes remain. These activities are scheduled to occur between 22 January 2019 and 29 March 2019 and will be accomplished between the hours of 0800 and 1700. You do not need to be home during the performance of this work. Providing a healthy home environment is important to the United States Marine Corps and this Command. We are committed to the safety and well-being of you and your family. For more information on this specific GPR survey effort as well as the larger Laurel Bay Heath Study please continue to monitor this page for updates, or contact the Communication Strategy and Operations Office

at 843-228-6229 or laurelbayhealthstudy@usmc.mil. 

 

            ** 31 October 2018 -- As part of the ongoing investigation of former heating oil tanks that were removed from Laurel Bay residences, groundwater monitoring wells will be installed outside of several residences (list is included on the right of this webpage under Permanent Monitoring Well Installation, Development, and Sampling Schedule).  Groundwater is not the source of drinking water in Laurel Bay; thus this work does not affect the drinking water. Laurel Bay drinking water is provided by Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, the same water provider that serves all of Beaufort County.  Work is scheduled to occur between 01 Nov 2018 and 21 Dec 2018 and will be accomplished between the hours of 0800 and 1600.  The work will include installation of the wells followed by sampling of the wells a few days later.  

 

** 20 July 2018 - Two out-of-service underground heating oil storage tanks (USTs) were discovered and became known to us this month at legacy homes in Laurel Bay.  The Air Station immediately initiated efforts to properly remove the storage tanks and will adhere to the established removal and environmental testing procedures, approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), which have previously been used for tank removal.  In consultation with SCDHEC, MCAS Beaufort is taking this opportunity to validate UST locating techniques.   

 

Providing a healthy and worry free home environment is a priority for the United States Marine Corps and this Command.  We remain firmly committed to the process of removing underground storage tanks from Laurel Bay and investigating any potential impacts.

 

 

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Laurel Bay Town Hall Meeting | Jan. 17, 2017
Laurel Bay Town Hall Meeting | Jan. 18, 2017
Laurel Bay Town Hall Meeting - Jan. 17, 2017

 

 

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Laurel Bay Town Hall Meeting - Jan. 18, 2017

 

 

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