KINGMAN, Ariz. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4536 Patsy Dr., in Kingman, Ariz., regarding the upcoming Time Critical Removal Action at sites in the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range.
The purpose of the meeting is to make representatives from the Corps of Engineers available to the public to discuss the soil removal activities of hazardous material associated with the clean up in a portion of the Chaparral Mesa II and New Kingman subdivisions located near the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and Rose Drive.
The sites involved in the removal action at the Formerly Used Defense Site were used as skeet ranges during World War II. The area was home to the Kingman Flexible Gunnery School, one of only seven schools of its kind in the U.S. There were 15 skeet ranges located at the gunnery school. The ranges were constructed side-by-side in an overlapping pattern. World War II clay pigeons were constructed with coal tar pitch which contains chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Skeet remnants, or the debris from clay targets, remain in the area.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the removal activity, how it affects them and to receive any additional information on Corps activities in the area.
Media members wishing to cover the event should contact Daniel J. Calderón at the Phoenix Area Office no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.
Release no. 13-003