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MEC Removal Action Under DERP-FUDS at Waikane, Heeia, and Pali

MEC Removal Action Under DERP-FUDS at Waikane, Heeia, and Pali

Project Highlights:

Project Description:

Under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS), Environet performed clearance actions for MEC within the Former Waikane Valley Training Area (WVTA), Former Heeia Combat Training Camp, and Former Pali Training Camp. These sites were all military training areas during World War II and/or Vietnam. Approximately 50,000 people live, work, or go to school in the immediate vicinity of the WVTA where live ordnance, including grenades, bazooka rounds, Japanese mortars, blocks of TNT, and 75mm projectiles have been found.  

Environet prepared the required project plans, including the Explosives Safety Submissions, Project Work Plans, Accident Prevention Plans/Site Safety and Health Plans, Geophysical Prove-Out Plans, Exclusion Zone Security Notification and Implementation Plans, Archaeological Monitoring Plans, and Final Removal Action Reports. We mobilized for field operations, supervised multiple removal action MEC crews, and supplied the personnel, tools, equipment, communications, transportation, materials, and supervision necessary to integrate, manage, and safely execute the removal and disposal of live MEC items, MEC scrap, and other debris at the Waikane, Heeia, and Pali sites.  

Over the course of this investigation, Environet successfully eliminated tens of thousands of anomalies in the Waikane, Heeia, and Pali areas of Oahu. Working closely with the Project Delivery Team, Environet established a Geophysical Verification System plot to test state-of-the-art geophysical instrument technology. We also staffed a remote field office; supervised all removal action subcontractors including the demolition team, archaeological monitors, and land surveyors; performed daily and monthly site briefings for USACE personnel; and gave monthly briefings to local schools and public groups.