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Delaware

20 Military Installations with Hazardous Sites in Delaware

Total Cost

$245M

Past and estimated future cost of the cleanup of hazardous sites.

Installations

20

Military installations with at least one hazardous site.

High & Medium Risk Installations

3

Military installations with at least one high or medium risk hazardous site.

High Risk

Medium Risk

Low Risk

Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required

Response Complete

Note: This map shows the locations of military installations with hazardous sites. We haven't independently confirmed the location of every installation. If you notice a facility listed at the wrong location, please contact us. The risk level of a site refers to a relative risk assessment made by the DOD to prioritize the cleanup of sites.

Military Installation Haz. Sites City or Nearby Location County Highest Risk
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE 61 DOVER Kent Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required
NEW CASTLE COUNTY 9 NEW CASTLE New Castle Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required
GOVERNOR BACON HEALTH CENTER 5 DELAWARE CITY New Castle Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required
USARC LEWES 5 LEWES Sussex Response Complete
USARC DOVER 5 DOVER Kent Response Complete
FORT MILES MILITARY... 5 LEWES Sussex Response Complete
USARC WILMINGTON, DE 4 WILMINGTON New Castle Response Complete
DELAWARE TARGET AREAS 4 BETHANY BEACH Sussex Medium Risk
NEW CASTLE AAF 3 NEW CASTLE New Castle Response Complete
DOVER SURVIVAL TRAINING ANNEX 3 DOVER Kent Medium Risk
USARC SEAFORD 2 SEAFORD Sussex Response Complete
RIVER ROAD TRAINING SITE 2 NEW CASTLE New Castle Low Risk
DRAVO CORPORATION 2 WILMINGTON New Castle Response Complete
FORT DELAWARE (PEA PATCH... 2 PEA PATCH ISLAND New Castle Response Complete
JFHQ DE ARNG 1 WILMINGTON New Castle Response Complete
MILFORD & SUSSEX ORDNANCE... 1 NO CITY Sussex Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required
BIG STO BEA FCS 1 BIG STONE BEACH Kent Response Complete
FORT SAULSBURY 1 MILFORD Sussex Response Complete
LENAPE ORD MOD CNTR 1 NEWARK New Castle Response Complete
DOVER AFB PRECISION BOMB RANGE 1 DOVER Kent Medium Risk

Update (Dec. 5, 2017): We have changed the source of the installation cost data after being notified by the Department of Defense that they erroneously reported their own cost figures on the DERP website. We are now displaying the costs the department says are the most accurate available, from the Pentagon’s DERP database that we received in a FOIA request.

Note: The risk level of a site refers to a relative risk assessment made by the DOD to prioritize the cleanup of sites.

Data: All data comes from the Defense Environmental Restoration Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and will be released soon at the ProPublica Data Store. Read our methodology »