Corps awards $1.5 million for cleanup at former Camp Beale

Published Sept. 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $1.5 million contract Sept. 14 to Bristol Environmental Remediation Services, LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, to conduct an investigation of the Camp Beale Munitions Response Site, a formerly used defense site.

Bristol and the Corps will be partnering on a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for potential cleanup projects within munitions areas that were recommended for further review after a 2007 site inspection. However, the effort was put on hold as a result of funding constraints and the need for better technology to safely locate and remove potential munitions.

The investigation process includes obtaining rights of entry to properties within the study area to support the investigation, which will look at possible remedial actions. The contract will also set up a Restoration Advisory Board to discuss the status and future activities with the community, and is for a period of service of up to four years.

Located in Nevada and Yuba Counties, California, Camp Beale was used for military training activities including artillery, mortar and rocket training ranges, and practice bombing ranges.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Randy Gon

Release no. 15-042