MT2 Military Projects
Here are some examples of recently completed project overview.
Operating Range Maintenance and Range Repair
USAF Academy CATM Range, Colorado
Overview: The US Air Force Academy (USAFA) contracted MT2 Sole Source to perform operating firing range maintenance and repair of two firing ranges. The ranges had been temporarily closed due to potential ricochets from the main impact berm. USAFA selected MT2 based on research indicating that MT2 was highly qualified and experienced; cost-effective price, and MT2 was highly recommended by other organizations.
MT2 Services: Due to the need to make this range operational as soon as possible, the project was performed during the winter season. MT2 tasks included: MT2 utilized its proprietary and specialized systems including vibratory and finishing plants to provide over 95% lead reclamation from the main impact berm and range floor; MT2 performed range reconstruction enhancements including slope stabilization by installing geogrid membranes, seeding and installation of erosion control blankets to protect berm slope and configuration; Stormwater management; Air monitoring compliance at an active facility; and MT2 met Base requirements for security and traffic control.
Outcome: Even in severe winter weather conditions, MT2 completed the project within schedule; the completed range project met the Academy’s technical and training requirements; recovered lead was of high recycle value and provided the Academy with an off-set credit for project costs. USAFA completed a project review and graded MT2 with excellent marks.
CRANE NAVSEA Lead Removal and Remediation – Crane, IN
Overview: MT2 was contracted to provide lead removal and lead contaminated soil remediation services. The NAVSEA site consists of approximately nine priority firing range sites and including 100 M Sand Pit, 300 M Sand Pit, 25 Yard Target, Berm #1, 600 Yard Target, 600 Yard Backstop, 200 Yard Target, 1,000 Yard Target, and 1,000 Yard Backstop
MT2 Services: The results of the site investigation found levels of lead above Indiana Department of Environmental management (IDEM) Risk Integrated System of Closure (RISC) for construction worker exposure and potential migration to groundwater and lead above hazardous levels as measured by TCLP. The project objective was to provide necessary and appropriate remediation and maintenance activities for the NAVSEA facilities following US EPA Best Management Practices for Firing Ranges, to minimize cleanup costs and address future potential liabilities that could negatively impact future use plans for NAVSEA. MT2 excavated, screened and treated lead-contaminated soils. Soils were treated with MT2’s proprietary stabilization reagent, ECOBOND® to meet the TCLP Pb requirements (concentrations below 5.0 mg/L). Treated soils were confirmed to meet action levels and TCLP requirements through sampling performed using laboratory analyses performed at an independent certified laboratory.
Outcome: MT2 excavated approximately 900 yards of lead-impacted soils from berms and pits associated with multiple rifle ranges. These soils were screened to separate bullets for offsite disposal and then tested for TCLP Pb. Soils were then treated with ECOBOND® to below the threshold of 5 mg/L for reuse on the site. Additionally, approximately 400 yards of soils were excavated from range soils that had the potential to impact groundwater. These soils were tested and soils above the TCLP lead threshold were treated with ECOBOND® for reuse onsite.
Trap and Skeet Range Cleanup and Closure
Offutt AFB, NE
Overview: MT2 performed turnkey environmental firing range remediation at the former Offutt AFB Trap and Skeet Range to allow land redevelopment and expansion of the airfield. This project included management of an active waterway along with meeting strict security requirements for an active airfield. MT2 served EA Engineering, Offutt AFB, and the US Army Corps of Engineers for the execution of this project.
MT2 Services: This project was performed in high security areas as well as within an environmentally sensitive active waterway. MT2 conducted: specialty excavations to reduce soil quantities for off-site disposal; sediment removal in an active waterway; stormwater and air compliance; and in-situ ECOBOND® treatment of soils thus allowing nonhazardous offsite transportation and disposal. MT2 met base security and traffic control requirements. MT2 provided efficiencies through onsite survey control and effective client communication.
Outcome: Offutt AFB is now able to reuse this land for redevelopment; the removal of contaminated sediments to the active waterway met environmental requirements and reduced environmental risks, ECOBOND® treatment and field efficiencies provided significant client savings.
Lead, Soil, and Environmental Remediation
Tinker AFB Lead Contaminated Soil Remediation, Trap & Skeet Range #1, Tinker AFB, OK
Overview: This complex 40-acre project was comprised of two separate areas within the SAFR site at an active military base including a 34 acre high security area next to the flight line, as well as 9 separate tasks meeting performance-based milestones.
MT2 Services: MT2 performed SAFR remediation to meet RCRA hazardous waste requirements including lead-impacted soil treatment criteria of Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) 5.0 mg/L Pb following Military Munitions Removal/Remedial Actions and Activities.
Outcome: SAFR remediation activities were performed simultaneously at both sites. MT2’s SAFR investigation and remediation tasks included the use of innovative real time detection technology (X-Ray Fluorescence [XRF]), working within high security areas, surveys, soil sampling, excavation, GPS-guided soil processing, guaranteed lead-impacted soil treatment to below RCRA criteria for offsite non-hazardous waste disposal, site restoration, construction support, stringent dust control measures, multiple topographical surveys, utilization of GPS-controlled equipment to aid in “surgical excavation,” and preparation of multiple project reports.
Operating Range Upgrade
NAVFAC SOCAM Ranges, VA
Overview: MT2 performed firing range maintenance and range upgrades at three Naval Air Station Oceana operating ranges to meet Navy mission requirements for environmental and range upgrades. This range was utilized for training by US Marines and Navy personnel and was located near the Atlantic Ocean and a protected wetland.
MT2 Services: MT2 provided significant cost savings through surgical excavation (reducing soil quantities), utilization of MT2’s specialized soils screening equipment, and beneficial onsite reuse of soils treated with ECOBOND® lead stabilization reagent. MT2’s proprietary systems and field processes recovered greater than 95% of lead fragments from the main impact berm and range floor and produced recovered lead of high recycle value to provide the Navy with a credit to off-set project costs. To meet environmental requirements MT2 treated lead impacted soils with MT2’s exclusive ECOBOND® lead stabilization reagent to chemically bind lead and virtually eliminate leaching of lead into the environment. MT2 reconstructed the range to meet specific military design requirements including height and slope of the berm. Additional tasks included stormwater management, air monitoring compliance at an active facility, and meeting base requirements for security and traffic control.
Outcome: Work was successfully completed to stringent Navy mission training and environmental requirements. The utilization of ECOBOND® allowed for additional environmental protection and beneficial reuse of range soils at significant cost savings. Through efficiency of operations, MT2 reduced the project schedule in order to meet mission training requirements. The Navy provided MT2 with excellent marks.
Turnkey Range Cleanup, UXO Clearance and Site Closure
Lowry AFB, CO
Overview: MT2 was contracted by the International Risk Group (IRG) to complete turnkey firing range cleanup, UXO site clearance, and closure of the former Lowry AFB Outdoor Firing Range to allow re-use of land for residential development. The site was formerly utilized for machine gun training and was also designated as potentially containing unexploded ordinances.
MT2 Services: MT2’s turnkey approach included preparation of plans/procedures approved by CDPHE. MT2 deployed proprietary and specialty equipment to remove bullet fragments and support the identification and removal of unexploded ordinances. MT2 conducted an extensive soil sampling program to ensure that soil that remained onsite met residential use standards. Soils not identified for residential use were treated with ECOBOND® to allow economical offsite non-hazardous disposal. MT2 tasks included stormwater management and air compliance since work area was adjacent to a residential area. MT2 thoroughly documented all work activities and successfully worked with multiple stakeholders/ subcontractors including reporting directly to the state of Colorado.
Outcome: The work completed by MT2 allowed IRG to receive a letter of No Further Action and allowed IRG to redevelop the land for residential use. Today this property is a vibrant part of the Denver community.
Design/Build, Lead Reclamation, Liability Mitigation
Oregon Military Dept. Statewide Lead Remediation; OR
Overview: : MT2 was contracted by the Oregon Military Department (OMD) for this ongoing 22 facility design-build project. MT2’s team provides integrated engineering, environmental remediation, and construction management services to successfully complete building renovation and restoration at the multiple sites. MT2 leads a collaborative project approach incorporating the Owner, regulatory agencies, design engineer (AECOM), self-perform remediation teams, and multiple construction subcontractors to complete this project within schedule and within budget to bring each facility within safe operational lead levels required by State and Federal laws and return full functionality to each of the buildings.
MT2 Services: MT2 design-build services include: Remedial Design and Assessment: Field surveys and investigations, and production of complete designs including preliminary and final plans, outline and final specifications, design analyses, and preliminary and final cost estimates. Design/Construction Procurement and Package Preparation: Civil, structural, and mechanical engineering design to produce subcontractor bid packages for electrical for lighting, communications, and safety and security systems; and replacement/repair of metal roofing and fire suppression sprinkler systems; removal and replacement of HVAC, ducting, louvers, and vents; plumbing, and interior finishing (flooring, acoustical ceiling, drywall, painting). Firing Range Component Demolition/Removal: Dismantling, demolition, and removal of bullet traps, baffles, acoustic panels, targeting systems, lane dividers, and HVAC units and ducting. Construction Management: Construction supervision and inspection services, testing, shop drawing review, and management services; Permits and fees, QA/QC. Lead Decontamination and Cleaning: Lead remediation and decontamination. Construction Subcontractor Management (building renovation): subcontractor management, and final certifications of completion and full occupancy with verified as-build drawings. Waste Treatment and Disposal: Stabilization of waste to RCRA non-hazardous classification for transportation and offsite disposal.
Lead, Soil, and Environmental Remediaton
Hawthorne Army Depot Site – Hawthorne, Nevada
Overview: For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tetra Tech, MT2 performed a full-scale treatment of lead contaminated soil caused by historic ammunition destruction at the Department of Defense Hawthorne Army Depot.
MT2 Services: MT2 treated 20,000 tons of lead contaminated soil to less than 5.0 mg/L leachable lead. This project was performed by applying patented, EPA tested and proven metals stabilization technology to the soils, in-situ, to a depth of 12-inches. 5,000 tons of soil was treated per day via land farming techniques.
Outcome: The project was completed 20% under budget and ahead of schedule, producing a savings of $1M over traditional methods.
Outdoor Lead Reclamation & Remediation
Boise Military Reserve Firearms Training Range – ID
Overview: The overall objective of this project was the removal and proper recycling of lead from the soil on the City of Boise Police Department Primary Range and Handgun Range, restore ranges, and to make recommendations to the City to address any issued identified in the range assessment.
MT2 Services: MT2 firing range remediation tasks included the assessment of project boundaries, development of State of Idaho-compliant Work Plan and Safety Plan, preparation of SWPPP Plan and Permit, installation of erosion control measures, excavation, screening/processing soils to recover lead fragments, restoration of the berm, and lead recycling.
Outcome: All work was performed in accordance with the City’s contract as well as with applicable trade practices, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of federal, state, and local authorities regarding the handling, treatment, excavation and direct loadout of lead contaminated materials. The dimensions of the excavation on the Primary Range berm is approximately 360’ wide by 12’ (avg.) high and the Handgun Range berm is approximately 360’ wide by 12’ (avg.) high. In addition, the apron area at the toe of each berm was lightly scraped to remove any visible lead on the surface. MT2 excavated and processed ~500 CY of lead-impacted soils, recovering and recycling 41,115 lbs of lead.
Lead, Soil, and Environmental Remediaton
JBLM McChord Field Shooting Range Closure & Remediation
Overview: MT2 was contracted to perform turnkey environmental lead remediation tasks at the former McChord Field skeet (TS616) range and Firing-in Butt Range (SRT 347) under the Air Force Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP).
MT2 Services: MT2’s project objectives were to support the Client in mitigating potential physical, occupational, and environmental hazards associated with high concentrations of lead in the range soils; as well as achieving compliance with USEPA and NRA recommended firing range environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs). All lead remediation activities were performed to EPA Firing Range Best Management Practices guidelines and applicable state of Washington regulations. MT2 personnel utilized ECOBOND® lead treatment technology in conjunction with proprietary work methods to produce significant Client savings and allowed soil to transported to Ft Lewis ranges for beneficial reuse. MT2’s turnkey environmental remediation services included: 1) Treatability study to determine the appropriate level of treatment; 2) Excavation of range soils above action levels for treatment; 3) Elimination of future leaching of lead and conversion of soils to non-RCRA hazardous levels utilizing MT2’s ECOBOND® lead treatment technology; 4) Confirmation sampling to confirm treatment to below RCRA TCLP lead criteria; and 5) Loading and transportation of treated soils for reuse at Ft. Lewis ranges.
Outcome: MT2 personnel utilized ECOBOND® lead treatment technology in conjunction with proprietary work methods to produce significant Client savings and allowed soil to transported to Ft Lewis ranges for beneficial reuse.
ECOBOND® Treatment of Lead Impacted Firing Range Soil
Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield- HI
Overview: MT2 was contracted to address environmental remediation of lead contamination at two USAEC small arms ranges (Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield).
MT2 Services: MT2 provided all labor, materials, and equipment necessary for the excavation and stabilization of approximately 887 tons of lead-contaminated soil. MT2 developed and implemented a technical approach based upon the selected remedy that included in-situ stabilization of soil above risk-based levels soils to non-hazardous levels. MT2 tasks included 1) Conduct initial site-specific treatability study; 2) In-situ ECOBOND® treatment of lead impacted soils; 3) Obtaining independent confirmation of treatment to <5.0 mg/l for Pb; 4) Performing site restoration; and 5) Producing final reports and documentation of activities. As the state of Hawaii does not allow the local disposal of hazardous materials, they must be shipped to an appropriate off-island disposal site.
Outcome: Therefore, MT2’s successful treatment of impacted soils to below RCRA levels of 5.0 mg/L provided significant client cost savings by allowing non-hazardous disposal of treated soils in Hawaii.
Lead Reclamation, Construction, Liability Mitigation
Lane County AFRC Lead Contamination Remediation – Springfield, OR
Overview: MT2 was contracted by the Oregon Military Department for the removal of lead dust contamination (to less than 40 μg/ft2) from structures at the firing range and mezzanine areas.
MT2 Services: Services included, but were not limited to, lead decontamination, demolition, stabilization of waste to RCRA non-hazardous classification, and managing compliant transportation and off-site disposal of the waste to an EPA approved disposal facility. Other contract items included re-installation/construction of specific items to maintain client’s future use of the facility.
Outcome: MT2 provided unique cost-saving as well as sustainable design measures including: recycling of larger lead particles, recycling of steel items such as the bullet trap and baffles, cleaning a space-heater unit rather than removing it, as well as utilizing MT2’s ECOBOND® technologies to ensure site waste was RCRA non-hazardous for purposes of disposal, resulting in a significant cost-savings that passed on to the client as a reduced project cost. Documentation included certificates of destruction for recycled materials and fully-signed waste manifests for all disposed materials.