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Burns AFB Asbestos Removal

Site Contact:
Michael Szerlog
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
Hines Logging Road and Radar Lane
Burns, OR

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been requested by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to conduct a Time-Critical Removal Action described herein for the former Burns Air Force Station Radar Base (Burns Asbestos) site, Burns, Harney County, Oregon. The Removal is required for immediate reduction of the risk to the public and the environment from the uncontrolled hazardous substances at the former Air Force Station Radar Base. The primary concern at this Site is the threat of release of CERCLA hazardous substances and pollutant or contaminants, specifically friable asbestos and from deteriorating abandoned buildings and PCB-contaminated soils at or near the surface at the site. Currently, the site is in disrepair. The buildings are severely vandalized with numerous pieces of asbestos containing material strewn on the ground. In addition, several of buildings are in danger of imminent collapse potentially releasing friable asbestos. EPA will work closely with ODEQ and neighboring property owners during the Removal Action.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.