Study to address potential contamination and cleanup of historic military site
East County News Service
March 18, 2016 (Camp Lockett) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public meeting to present information on the upcoming Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study at Camp Lockett. Camp Lockett is a Formerly Used Defense Site located in San Diego County. Its property boundary surrounds the town of Campo.
Camp Lockett was initially used by the U.S. Army for cavalry training and border defense, then for training of troops during World War II. After its use as a training range, portions of Camp Lockett were used for the Mitchell Convalescent Hospital and for a prisoner of war camp.
The purpose of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study is to determine the possible presence and extent of contamination resulting from the military training activities held at Camp Lockett.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mountain Health Community Center, 976 Sheridan Road, Campo, California. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will be available to provide information on the investigation and answer any questions the public may have.
For more information about Camp Lockett, contact Mr. Greg Fuderer, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, at (213) 479-8698.