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MEC Removal Action Under DERP-FUDS at Popoki and Waikoloa

MEC Removal Action Under DERP-FUDS at Popoki and Waikoloa

Project Highlights:

Project Description:

Under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS), Environet performed clearance actions for MEC over approximately 108 acres of the Former Popoki Training Range Area (PTRA), and over approximately 7,000 acres within the 123,000 total acres (200 square miles) of the Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area. The PTRA, and the Waikoloa Maneuver Area were military training areas during World War II.  

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 for both sites. 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:  

Over the course of this investigation, Environet successfully eliminated approximately 34,000 anomalies in Popoki, and over 300,000 anomalies in Waikoloa.  

Working closely with the Project Delivery Team, Environet established Geophysical Prove Out/Geophysical Verification System plots 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 quarterly briefings to local schools and public groups.