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Posted 1/10/2012

Release no. 12-005


Contact
Clay Church
817-886-1314

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District will conduct a public meeting to provide details of the upcoming Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) of the Camp Swift Range Complex, a Formerly Used Defense Site located in Bastrop County, Texas. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center at 1408 Chestnut Street in Bastrop, Texas.

The objective of the RI/FS is to determine the nature and extent of contamination from munitions and possible munitions constituents within the project site. The RI/FS approach considers what is known about the site – both past and present – and what the community concerns are in order to determine the next steps for the property.

The Camp Swift Range Complex was used from 1942 until 1947 as an infantry replacement training camp. It contained two large artillery ranges and training areas for conventional munitions and a demolition area ammunition storage and disposal.

The public meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn the details of the investigation, have questions answered, and concerns addressed. A brief presentation will be given and there will also be maps and displays. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives and project personnel will be available to provide information about the project and discuss the investigation.

For more information about the investigation or the Camp Swift Range Complex RI/FS, please feel free to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office at 817-886-1306; Project Manager Karan Holmes at 817-886-1693 or visit the project website at http://www.formercampswift.com.

Remember to practice the '3Rs': Recognize that any suspicious objects found in the area should not be touched under any circumstances; Retreat or carefully leave the area of a find, and; Report immediately what was found and its approximate location to local law enforcement.

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About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

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