Restoration Advisory Board ~ Wednesday, Oct. 27 ~ Regarding the Former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant (NWIRP) on Hartwell Hill

Click this image to visit the NWIRP website devoted to Bedford’s Hartwell Hill clean-up

Click this link to read about recent NWIRP clean-up initiatives

~ Submitted on behalf of the US Navy

The Navy will hold a virtual Restoration Advisory Board meeting regarding the status of the US Navy’s continuing cleanup actions on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 7 to 9 pm.  The meeting is being held online due to COVID-19 social distancing safety requirements. The meeting is open to the public.

Virtual NWIRP RAB meeting information

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Meeting Link:
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388, Access code: 2630 427 3456
Event Password: OCTRAB (628722 from phones)

The meeting will include a presentation specific to the ongoing environmental cleanup activities for the Environmental Restoration sites at former NWIRP Bedford consisting of

  • Site 3 (Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plume), and
  • Site 4 (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes Groundwater Plume).

The environmental cleanups at former NWIRP Bedford are being conducted under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund”.

The meeting will include a summary of the current status of the ongoing remedial actions implemented at the environmental restoration sites.

Representatives from the U.S. Navy, USEPA, and MassDEP will be available to answer questions during the meeting.

Reports on environmental actions are made available to the public through the Navy’s Administrative Record (AR) File for former NWIRP Bedford.  The AR File contains data and documentation supporting past site decisions regarding the Navy’s environmental restoration cleanup of former NWIRP Bedford.

The AR File for former NWIRP Bedford is available electronically at:

For those with no internet and/or computer access, a copy of the AR File was placed in a binder (called the AR File CD Binder) that is updated yearly and is available at the Bedford Public Library (located at 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730).

For more information on the Administrative Record or about this public meeting, please contact NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs at (757) 341-1410/11 or email

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