The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Environmental Cleanup is charged with developing policy and overseeing the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP).
The Army's cleanup program under the DERP is the Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The overall program goal of the IRP is to clean up previously contaminated lands to an acceptable level of risk on active Army installations as resources and mission requirements allow, with primary emphasis on those that impact human health and secondary emphasis on legal requirements.
Through the IRP, contamination resulting from past operations at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant are being identified, investigated, and cleaned up. For an update on IRP activities, please see the IRP Status Report Update.
The mission of DoD's environmental cleanup program is to protect the environment while reducing risks to U.S. troops, their families, and local communities from pollutants due to past practices.