In 2017, the U. S. Department of Army (Army) will conduct a formal review of all in-place cleanup remedies for the Fort Ord Superfund Site in Monterey County, California called a Five-Year Review. This will be the 4th Five-Year Review; previous Five-Year Reviews were conducted in 2002, 2007, and 2012. The deadline for the Five-Year Review is September 2017. For a detailed fact sheet summarizing the Fort Ord cleanup sites, click here.
What Is A Five-Year Review? Five-Year Reviews involve a comprehensive assessment of the performance of a cleanup program and its ongoing protectiveness of human health and the environment.
Why Is A Five-Year Review Conducted? Superfund regulations require a review of cleanup actions every five years after the initiation of remedial actions if the remedy does not allow unrestricted use of the property.
What Are The Main Questions That The Five-Year Review Has To Answer?
- Are the remedies functioning as intended and as outlined in Records of Decision?
- Are the assumptions used at the time of the remedy selection still valid?
- Has any other information come to light that could call into question the protectiveness of the remedies?