Accession Number : ADA327994

Title :   Enhanced Preliminary Assessment, Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 91-Apr 92,

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Mellon, Donna M. ; Daloisio, Gregory S. ; Johnson, Glenn M.

PDF Url : ADA327994

Report Date : 30 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 306

Abstract : An Enhanced Preliminary Assessment was conducted at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, which is located approximately 40 miles west of Boston in Worcester and Middlesex Counties. Fort Devens contains 9,280 acres, consisting of Main, North, and South Post Areas. Activities at Fort Devens include administration, training, ammunition storage, maintenance, housing, and support. Sensitive environments at Fort Devens include wetlands, habitat areas for endangered species, endangered plants, and historically and archaeologically significant areas. Fort Devens is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), and its functions are to command, train, and provide logistical support for nondivisional troop units. Based on information obtained during and subsequent to a site visit (16 through 19 September 1991), 68 types of Areas Requiring Environmental Evaluation (AREEs) were identified and grouped by the following categories: Incinerators; Landfill Disposal Areas; Wastewater Treatment Plant; Storage Areas; Waste Handling Areas; Spills and Leaking Underground Storage Tank Areas; and Facility-wide AREEs. This report presents a summary of findings for each AREE and recommendations for further action.

Descriptors :   *BASE CLOSURES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ENVIRONMENTS, AMMUNITION, INVENTORY, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, HISTORIC SITES, HABITATS, MASSACHUSETTS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE