Stakeholder Site Visit to Dolly sods

Published June 16, 2017
Rick Meadows and Jason Ritter (LRH E&C) met with Chris Strovel (Field Representative-Senator Shelly Moore Capito) and Stephen Smoot (Second District-Congressman Alex  Mooney)  to give a tour and briefing of our projects in the WV Maneuver Area/Dolly Sods Wilderness.  This property was an infantry and artillery training area during World War II, and eligible for investigation and remediation under the Defense Environmental Remediation Program/Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP/FUDS) program.  The Louisville District Corps of Engineers is the program manager for this work and the Huntington District is responsible to complete and/or supervise the work at the site.  The four-county WVMA is currently returned to civilian use.  In the 1990's, the Dolly Sods wilderness (US Forest Service property) was cleared of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from artillery and mortar practice, along the established trails and campsites.  Three more projects are queued for Remedial Investigation (RI) in out years.  There is not an active Resident Advisory Board (RAB) for this property, as no recent interest has been shown.