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.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
** 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.