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Army to hold meeting about Badger cleanup

 

July 19, 2018



The Army is proposing a meeting on July 25th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the gallery at the Sauk Prairie School District’s River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac.

The Army plans to share the results of the latest groundwater sampling and what they are going to do next.  The U.S. Geological Survey team will provide a presentation on how they are evaluating the Army’s current groundwater monitoring plan for the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant.  They will provide residents the latest Community Involvement Plan for their review and feedback. 

If residents have any suggestions or other topics they’d like added to this agenda or a future agenda, please email USArmy.JBSA.MBX@mail.mil or call 210-466-1590.

RAB members will receive draft minutes from the 16 May 2018 meeting within two weeks of the July 25th, 2018 meeting.

The groundwater data and community involvement plan will be posted on the website for review at https://aec.army.mil/index.php/baap/ or https://badgeraap.us.  If residents have any problems accessing the website or other documents, please email USArmy.JBSA.MBX@mail.mil or call 210-466-1590 and the documents will be mailed.

The Army is proposing another meeting in September where they plan to provide information on the supplemental Remedial Investigation, including the Human Health Risk Assessment and the Feasibility Study, which they expect to have released to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by that time. If there is time, they will provide a status update on the groundwater monitoring and distribute the final Community Involvement Plan.

The Army is hoping to be able to meet with the community about every six weeks through the end of the year, but that will depend on defense budget approvals.  They will contact residents in advance for additional topics to discuss, but will have to work together to determine the priorities and timing for providing different information and the best method to get residents the information needed.  In future meetings, the Army will discuss the Gruber’s Grove Bay sampling results, diffuser structure and pipeline to Lake Wisconsin (suggested by a RAB member), sludge beds concern (suggested by a RAB member), regulatory authorities (topic suggested by RAB member), Gruber’s Grove Bay way ahead and our plan to address the feedback received at the May meeting.

Feel free to submit any questions you have in between meetings to USArmy.JBSA.MBX@mail.mil.

 
 

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