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U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340

Date: March 2, 2006
No: 06-09

U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center to host Environmental Open House

NATICK, Mass. - The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC), known locally as Natick Labs, will host an Environmental Open House at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St., on March 16 from 6-9 p.m. The event will be held in the Lebowitz Meeting Hall in the lower level of the library.

In May 1994, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the SSC a federal Superfund site. This open house will give the public a chance to learn about actions that have been taken to clean up the site, ongoing environmental projects, and those scheduled for the future.

Recent environmental projects include the installation of oil/water separators for the site, new monitoring wells, and a water filtration system. The separators aid in preventing sediments and pollutants such as oils, salt and litter from entering the lake. The monitoring wells make sure the SSC is meeting the EPA standards for groundwater while the filtration system ensures that any water entering the lake is within environmental guidelines.

Attendees at the open house will also be able to learn about the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB plays an active role in SSC’s environmental efforts by reviewing technical reports and aiding in the development of cleanup strategies. The group is comprised of local citizens, Army personnel, and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information about the open house, please contact SSC’s Environmental, Safety and Health Office at 508-233-5404 or 508-233-5550. For more information about the Soldier Systems Center, please visit our website .

This page last updated on 6 March 2006.