News | July 23, 2020

Environmental cleanup updates discussed at virtual quarterly public meeting

By Leon Moore DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Community members virtually attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Environmental Cleanup Program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting July 13. Due to COVID-19, this is the first time the RAB has met since Oct. 21. 

DLA established a RAB for Defense Supply Center Richmond in January 2002 to provide a forum for the community involvement in DSCR’s Environmental Cleanup Program.  

David Hufford, environmental engineer with the installation’s Environmental Office, opened the meeting by giving an update to several ongoing projects, including DSCR groundwater sampling, as well as updates on cleanup efforts at various locations on the installation. He also touched on the five-year review that’s ongoing and gave an update on the pending Community Involvement Plan. 

James Spencer from the engineering firm Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance gave an update on Operable Unit 6, one of multiple sites monitored for contaminates by Hufford’s office. This update included remedial actions completed to date and planned remedy optimization activities.  

As an advisory board, the RAB makes suggestions, recommendations, and comments on issues concerning investigations and remediation activities. It is made up of local citizens, DLA representatives, business groups and personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, the Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality and Chesterfield County. The RAB is co-chaired by a DSCR representative and a community representative. 

The next RAB is scheduled for October 19.