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Fort Belvoir to pay civil penalty for environmental violations

Release Date: 09/14/2011
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, smith.bonnie@epa.gov, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 14 , 2011) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced
today that U.S. Army Garrison in Fort Belvoir has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,076 and complete a project costing at least $310,000 to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws. The Fort is located at 9820 Flagler Road, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


The settlement addresses storage and record-keeping violations related to hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and clean air requirements.

EPA alleged that the Army installation:

      - did not comply with all of the measures required for proper management of hazardous waste;
      - failed to have adequate release detection with respect to piping associated with underground storage tanks;
      - operated an incinerator at temperatures below the minimum allowed; and
      - failed to maintain adequate service records regarding appliances containing 50 or more pounds of ozone depleting refrigerants.
As a condition of the settlement, the Army will convert or replace six refrigeration units with units that use environmentally-friendly refrigerants. This project will cost at least $310,000.

As part of the settlement, the Army did not admit liability for the alleged violations.