In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting Interim Risk Management (IRM) at Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) through its Notification and Safety Education initiative. Under this initiative, landowners have received mailings informing them their land is part of a FUDS and about the hazards that may remain on the property.
The goal of IRM is to educate landowners, government officials and others about how to reduce risks from hazards that may remain from DOD's use of a property. IRM activities are being conducted in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction 4715.07 Defense Environmental Restoration Program and DOD Interim Risk Management (IRM) Procedures.
The Department of Defense and the Corps of Engineers are committed to protecting human health and the environment by identifying, evaluating and, when appropriate, responding to environmental contamination created by DOD activities or facilities.