Ft. Belvoir Munitions Site Remediation

Fort Belvoir, VA

Over 820 acres of this training range were littered with unexploded ordnance and other hazardous waste, all remediated by Conti on an aggressive schedule.

Beginning in 2005, tens of thousands of new employees came to Fort Belvoir through a process known as Base Realignment and Closure. Part of the site, however, had formerly been used as training ranges and first needed to be remediated to remove potential unexploded ordinances (UXO) and other solid waste. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District awarded Conti this remediation project under its Small Business Total Environmental Restoration Contract.

Conti performed UXO and solid waste removal and site restoration on 820 acres at the Fort Belvoir Engineer Proving Ground (EPG). Conti managed UXO investigation and removal on training ranges with known or suspected ordnance and explosives, remediation of 17 solid waste management units and implementation of an existing closure plan for a hazardous waste management unit. The team performed UXO surveys, including geophysical surveys on the 10 former ranges, and magnetometer-assisted surface clearance on 275 acres outside the ranges. Contaminants included munitions explosives, petroleum hydrocarbons and metals.

Conti also managed analytical data into the existing environmental database and loaded geographical data into the facility’s geographic information system. Conti documented historical knowledge of the site activities by interviewing former EPG employees. The team performed the work on an extremely tight schedule.

“Conti hit the ground running and met every milestone date even though sites evolved into larger sites than originally conceived.” - David Morrow, USACE

Project details

Client USACE Baltimore
Value $19M
Status Completed
Key features
  • Removed UXO munitions from 10 former training ranges
  • Remediated 17 solid waste management units
  • Prepared Explosives Safety Submission for approval by DOD Explosives Safety Board
  • Managed analytical and geographic information system data
  • Managed closure of ranges
  • Implemented hazardous waste management unit closure plan

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