Army Corps to hold May 14 public hearing on Buxton contamination

By on May 10, 2024

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Buxton Beach Access (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in coordination with the Dare County Board of Commissioners, would like to invite the Buxton community to a public meeting Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the Fessenden Center, located at 46830 N.C. Highway 12 in Buxton, North Carolina.

Col. Ron Sturgeon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, welcomes the opportunity for him and his team to meet with the community to discuss the process, the limitations, and the way forward for the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) at the former Naval Facility on Buxton Beach.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers understands the frustration and confusion associated with this project and hopes to reassure the Buxton community that protecting human health and the environment is important to Col. Sturgeon, his team, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Col. Sturgeon will open the meeting and talk about the FUDS Program, as well as the property at Buxton, updating attendees on the way forward and the contract recently awarded to remove a pipe and sample the soil around the pipe.

At the end of the briefings, attendees are welcome to ask questions. Out of respect for the community’s personal time, the meeting is set to end at 8 p.m.

SEE ALSO: The Outer Banks Voice – Army Corps reports progress in getting to work on Buxton contamination



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  • Claudia Hurd

    Why isn’t the USN involved in this clean-up?

    Friday, May 10 @ 6:54 pm
  • Mike Williams

    @claudia because the Army Corps or Engineers has jurisdiction for all new military construction and weapons/hazardous material removal from military controlled properties. According to federal law.

    Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:01 am
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