Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Virginia
EPA ID# VA1170024722
1st Congressional District
Last Update: August 2012
Current Site Status
In February, 1999, EPA and the Navy entered into a Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) to conduct studies and to examine ways to conduct clean up at the Marine Corps Combat and Development Command. As a result, a total of 213 potential sites were identified for further consideration. Since the FFA was signed, an additional 15 sites were discovered. 208 Sites have been closed with consensus agreements or Record of Decisions. 10 sites have been deferred to other programs,
Ongoing site work includes:
Old Landfill - A Interim Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in September 1997 and a Final ROD was signed in November 2007. This decision includes: Land Use Controls, Groundwater Use Restrictions, and Groundwater monitoring to confirm that contaminants are not moving offsite at unacceptable levels. The final Long-Term Monitoring Plan for this site was finalized February 2008.The 6th quarter LTM groundwater samples were collected in late March 2010.
Building 2101 Paint Boot Sump - An Action ROD was signed September 30, 2008 for ORC Treatment, Institutional Control and Long-Term Monitoring.
Quantico Embayment and Southern Wetlands - The draft Record of Decision is currently being reviewed by EPA.
Chopawamsic Creek - The draft Record of Decision is currently being reviewed by EPA.
Abrahams Creek - Additional studies are necessary to further characterize the site.
B-2113 UG Tank Loading/Unloading Area (SWMU M-13) - The draft RI SAP is currently being reviewed by EPA.
Removal Actions have been completed for the following sites, followed by No action or NFA RODs.
Camp Barrett Disposal Area
Camp Goettge Disposal Area
Camp Upshur Disposal Area
Smith Lake Road Cleared Area
Pesticide Control Building
TBS Northwest Training Area
Building 4 Accumulation Area
Golf Course Maintenance Area
Old Batch Plant
Former Rifle Range
Site DescriptionThe Marine Corps Combat Development Command site (MCCDC) is a 56,000-acre military training facility that overlaps areas in Prince William, Northern Stafford, and Eastern Fauquier counties. The base is located in Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River. MCCDC is bordered by Prince William Forest Park to the north and the Potomac River to the east. The western and southern portions of the base include residential areas. Operations began at MCCDC in 1917, when the Department of Defense established a new Marine training camp. A large expansion in the size of the facility occurred in 1943. The MCCDC prepares Marine Corps officers for general combat by providing them with an understanding of technical operations and by performing research and development on military equipment. Park to the north and the Potomac River to the east. The western and southern portions of the base include residential areas. Operations began at MCCDC in 1917, when the Department of Defense established a new Marine training camp. A large expansion in the size of the facility occurred in 1943. The MCCDC prepares Marine Corps officers for general combat by providing them with an understanding of technical operations and by performing research and development on military equipment.
Site ResponsibilityThe site is being addressed through Federal actions.
NPL Listing HistoryThis site was proposed to the National Priorities List of the most serious uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites requiring long term remedial action on May 01, 1993. The site was formally added to the list on May 31, 1994, making it eligible for federal cleanup funds.
Threats and ContaminantsGroundwater at Site 95 is contaminated with cis-1,2 DCE and vinyl chloride. SWMU M-13 also has VOCs in groundwater and is currently undergoing a pilot study.
Contaminant descriptions and risk factors are available from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an arm of the CDC.
Cleanup ProgressThis site is being addressed in a long-term remedial phase focusing on the cleanup of the entire site. A total of 224 potential sites have been identified and prioritized, and are being systematically investigated. Investigations were initiated in 1998, and are scheduled to continue into the 2011's. These investigations range from a Desk Top Audit, to Desk Top Audit With Sampling, to Site Screening Process that utilized limited and focused investigations to determine if comprehensive RIs are required. The investigations range in scope from file reviews and visual inspections to the collection of multimedia environmental samples. Human health and risk screening criteria are used as the primary decision making mechanisms in this process. The Military Munitions Response Program started in 2007.
A removal action was completed in March 1994 at the Pesticide Burial Area and a NFA ROD was signed in October 2000. A PCB removal action was completed in 1992 and a sediment control removal action was completed in January 1994 at the Old Landfill. An interim remedial action was completed at the Old Landfill which includes a hot spot excavation, slope stabilization and construction of a two foot soil barrier layer. A final ROD was signed in November 2007 for NFA. A PCB removal action was completed in 1992 at the Old Batch Plant A removal action addressing contaminated sediment was completed in 2005. Two NFA RODs were signed for this site,(October 2000, July 2007). Removal Actions have also been completed at Camp Barrett Disposal Area, Camp Goettge Disposal Area, Camp Upshur Disposal Area, Smith Lake Road Cleared Area, Pesticide Control Building, TBS Northwest Training Area, Building 4 Accumulation Area and the Golf Course Maintenance Area. A NFA ROD for these sites was signed in July 2008.