In the interest of public safety, the Department of Defense (DOD) established an Interim Risk Management (IRM) initiative to reduce risks from munitions-related hazards that may remain from DOD’s use of a property. IRM activities are conducted during periods when investigations, removal actions or remedial actions are not expected to happen for long periods of time. IRM activities are being conducted in accordance with DOD Instruction 4715.07 Defense Environmental Restoration Program and DOD Interim Risk Management (IRM) procedures.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting IRM activities at Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) through its Notification and Safety Education initiative. Under this initiative, landowners received mailings informing them their land is part of a FUDS and about the hazards that may remain on the property.
Notification and Safety Education activities are conducted at eligible FUDS at least every five years beginning with FUDS that pose the greatest potential risk. The goal is to educate property owners and others of the actions to take if they come across potential munitions-related hazards.
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