Naval Ammo Depot

Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study

The Army Corps of Engineers and their consultants will be conducting site investigation work throughout Bare Cove Park beginning in late April and continuing through July.  Please check this page regularly for area closures and other important information

Current Hingham NAD RI field activities 

Previous Week (30 July 2018 – 5 August 2018)

  • Collected four incremental sediment samples from the Furnace Area.
  • Collected subtidal sediment samples from the North Pier, South Pier, and upgradient subtidal sediment area. The subtidal sediment sampling is complete.

Current Week (6-10 August 2018)

  • Collected remaining two incremental sediment samples from the Furnace Area. Soil and sediment sampling in the Furnace area is complete.
  • Collecting upgradient intertidal sediment samples (six incremental samples and 40 discrete samples). The field team met with Andrew Hultin to receive keys to gain access to Great Esker Park.

Next Week (13-17 August 2018)

  • Collect groundwater samples from the Furnace Area (13 and 14 August 2018).
  • Continue collecting upgradient intertidal sediment samples.

Future Week (20-24 August 2018)

  • Continue collecting upgradient intertidal sediment samples (as needed).
  • Collect background soil and sediment samples pending completion of upgradient intertidal sediment samples.

Highlights or Outstanding Issues

  • Soil and sediment sampling in the all munitions response sites have been completed.
  • There are no updates on the schedule for the intrusive investigation in the water at this time. It is anticipated that work it will begin in late summer or early fall of 2018 (September/October). We anticipate having additional details/dates by the middle of August.
  • Aqua Survey is on site and will be collecting additional geophysical data on the water during the week of 13 August 2018. Exclusion zones will not be in effect during this effort and no intrusive activities will be occur.
  • Once we have a finalized dig list for the underwater investigation we will contact the Division of Marine Fisheries to discuss the proposed investigation activities and dig locations.
Hingham NAD RIFS Field Work