to the website of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic
(NAVFAC Atlantic) for the former Vieques Naval Installation. The former
Vieques Naval installation is a 23,000-acre facility located on Vieques
Island, which is located off the southeast coast of the mainland of
The installation provided military training to
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operations. From the mid-1940s
until 2003, more than 300,000 munitions items were fired from military
training operations, including naval gunfire, air-to-ground bombing, and
marine artillery fire. It was initially estimated that up to 9,000 acres
of the property may be contaminated by munitions and explosives of
concern (MEC) from these operations.
The process to investigate and cleanup the former
Vieques Naval Installation has been underway since 1986.
It is important to us
that community members have access to accurate and timely information
about the actions NAVFAC Atlantic, in coordination with its agency
partners, is taking to implement the Environmental Restoration Program.
We are committed to protecting public health and the environment. This
web site is one of the ways the community can learn about environmental
restoration activities on Vieques and participate in the decision-making
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