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Laurel Bay Health Study


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.

Public Health Review   

Fact Sheet


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.

**25 November 2019 -- Removal will begin on 9 December of the three out-of-service underground storage tanks (USTs) discovered earlier this year during the survey with ground penetrating radar (GPR). The other two sites were determined not to have any USTs. The UST removal and environmental testing are scheduled to occur 9-20 December 2019. Removal and environmental testing will be conducted in coordination with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and in accordance with SCDHEC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

**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.

 

The map below displays the status of each house within the Laurel Bay community with regard to soil samples, ground water monitoring, and vapor intrusion. The purpose of the map is to provide past, current, and future residents with a visual format of house-by-house information. In 2014 the Laurel Bay community underwent an address change. For ease of identification, two maps have been provided; one map with current addresses, the other with previous addresses. Please note that this map will be updated as new information becomes available.

As records continue to be reviewed, updates have been made to the statuses of a number of homes.  Updates to the map will continue to be made as the environmental investigation progresses.

As determined by DHEC based on final reports, the addresses below were updated to “No Further Action”:

 

NEW ADDRESS

OLD ADDRESS

 

120 BANYAN DR

124 BANYAN DR

NFA by DHEC on 6 Aug 2015 

216 BIRCH RD

291 BIRCH RD

NFA by DHEC on 22 Feb 2016

176 ACORN DR

395 ACORN DR

NFA by DHEC on 6 Aug 2015

58 JASMINE ST

1166 JASMINE ST

NFA by DHEC on 6 Aug 2015

40 JASMINE ST

1168 JASMINE ST

NFA by DHEC on 21 Jul 2016 

39 JASMINE ST

1169 JASMINE ST

NFA by DHEC on 6 Aug 2015

393 Bobwhite DR

1186 Bobwhite Dr

 

443 Bobwhite DR

1192 Bobwhite DR

 

457 Bobwhite DR

1194 Bobwhite DR

 

331 West Cardinal LN

1352 West Cardinal LN

 

385 West Cardinal LN

1356 West Cardinal LN

 

341 West Dove LN

1382 West Dove LN

 

377 West Dove LN

1384 West Dove LN

 

533 West Dove LN

1434 West Dove LN

 

587 West Dove LN

1440 West Dove LN

 

551 WEST DOVE LN

1436 WEST DOVE LN

 

609 WEST DOVE LN

1442 WEST DOVE LN

 

EMPTY LOT

1444 WEST DOVE LN

 

521 ALBATROSS DR

1418 ALBATROSS DR

 

585 ALBATROSS DR

1426 ALBATROSS DR

 

149 BEECH ST

268 BEECH ST

 

328 EAGLE LN

1411 EAGLE LN

 

57 BANYAN DR

119 BANYAN DR

 

191 GARDENIA DR

1055 GARDENIA DR

 

145 GARDENIA DR

1061 GARDENIA DR

 

 

 

 

           

The below address addresses below were corrected to "Groundwater Testing Ongoing":

NEW ADDRESS

OLD ADDRESS

164 ALBATROSS DR

1313 ALBATROSS DR

163 EAST CYPRESS ST

228 EAST CYPRESS ST

38 GARDENIA DR

1066 GARDENIA DR

212 WEST CARDINAL DR

1223 WEST CARDINAL DR

 

 

The addresses below were updated to “Planned Tank Removal”:

 

NEW ADDRESS

OLD ADDRESS

145 Birch

110 Birch

157 ASH ST

316 ASH ST

438 IRIS LN

1137 IRIS LN

827 WEST LAUREL BAY BLVD

138 WEST LAUREL BAY BLVD

 

 

 

Click here to view New Address Sampling Status for Laurel Bay Homes.

 

 

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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