Following extensive testing of soil, sediment, and surface water and groundwater for hazardous and toxic wastes at Camp Hero State Park, the United States Army Corps of Engineers has determined that no further remedial action is needed at the former defense site. The Army Corps will hold a public meeting on a plan outlining that position at the Montauk Library on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Camp Hero was used for military training exercises from the Revolutionary War all the way through World War II and was a coastal defense installation during and after World War II before becoming an Air Force station in 1952, according to the Army Corps.
Tests for hazardous and toxic wastes were conducted between 2016 and 2018. Separately, the Army Corps “is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to address a former diesel fuel spill area,” it says on its web site.