Winchester Hills – Target Area Munitions Response Site (MRS) and Winchester Hills Water Tank Hillside MRS Non-Time Critical Removal Action (NTCRA)

Munitions Response - Identify, Remove, and Dispose of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC)

Project Overview

Description

Weston completed a Non-Time Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) to identify, remove, and dispose of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and material potentially presenting an explosive hazard (MPPEH) protecting human health and the environment. The team established trust with private landowners in the surrounding neighborhoods while successfully partnering with multiple stakeholders including Utah Army National Guard (UTARNG), Army National Guard – Directorate (ARNG), USACE, Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan, and Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Weston used advanced geophysical classification (AGC), reducing the amount of time landowners were required to evacuate during the intrusive investigation. Additionally, Weston used a drone survey to investigate cliff areas that were too dangerous to access otherwise. A total of 2,728 targets of interest (TOIs) were surveyed with the MetalMapper 2×2, with a daily average of 161 TOIs surveyed.