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Camp Navajo Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting June 10

CAMP NAVAJO, ARIZ. - The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Camp Navajo Open Burn/Open Detonation (OB/OD) Area Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) from 6-8 p.m. on June 10 at the Camp Navajo Security Building. The Security Building is the first building on the right after exiting Interstate 40 at Exit 185 in Bellemont and turning south onto Hughes Avenue.

The SAG meeting will focus on recent progress and upcoming work in the ongoing environmental clean-up efforts at Camp Navajo. National Guard Bureau and Arizona Army National Guard representatives will present the results of the first five-year review of the long-term management program. The National Guard Bureau is soliciting public and stakeholder input on the proposed site management decisions resulting from the review. Representatives from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will attend.

Camp Navajo was established as a storage depot for explosives and other strategic war supplies more than 60 years ago. It was also a place where obsolete or unserviceable munitions were demilitarized in an area known as the OB/OD Area, which was used until the demilitarization mission ended in 1994. The National Guard Bureau, in coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Army National Guard, has been working on an investigation and cleanup of the Camp Navajo OB/OD Area for more than 10 years.

The SAG is comprised of representatives from various federal, state and local agencies and from the community. The SAG meets tri-annually to discuss the status of the cleanup activities, and all meetings are open to the public. Between meetings, they review and comment on work plans, procedures and reports.

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