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Restoration Advisory Board

Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP)
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
May 22, 2003

Meeting Minutes




Jim McKenna RFAAP/RAB Co-Chair
Steve Cole Rotary Club



Joy Case


Elizabeth Lohman

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VDEQ

Dean Gall

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Mike Gangloff Roanoke Times
Jerry Redder Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company/RFAAP
Andrea Futrell WPI

Site Tour - Jim McKenna, Jerry Redder

Mr. Jim McKenna and Mr. Jerry Redder led a driving site tour and discussed groundwater monitoring and current groundwater studies at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP). The tour began with a brief overview of the current operating portion of the plant.

The RAB was taken to the Horseshoe Area and viewed several solid waste management units and hazardous waste management units. Groundwater monitoring at each site is determined by regulatory requirements for the site, including frequency of monitoring and types of analyses.

Mr. McKenna discussed the groundwater study by Shaw/IT to assess where groundwater comes from and where it flows in the Horseshoe Area, in addition to delineating the karst nature (sinkholes, springs, caves) of the area. The study includes weather monitoring and New River water level monitoring. The study results will be compiled in a current conditions report in 2004.

Closing Remarks

The site visit was concluded at 8:05 p.m.

While not discussed during meeting, Radford AAP proposes to change the schedule for RAB meetings from every two months to every three months (i.e. once a quarter) due to declining attendance. Therefore the next RAB meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2003.

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