Award Photos


Photo 1 – The MK-19 Range was constructed in 2006 after a munitions removal action was completed at the site in 2005. Three of four lanes of the range (approximately 180 acres) were transferred to the OHARNG for development of the range. The northernmost lane was not transferred or developed due to remaining contamination which was later remediated in 2009.

Photo 2 – Members of the public toured the MK-19 Range in 2007 as part of the annual Restoration Advisory Board tour of cleanup sites at the former Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP). Public members were able to stand at the firing points, view down range in the range tower and ask OHARNG military and civilian staff questions about training, range, and restoration program activities.

Photo 3 – This up-armored excavator is loading contaminated soil into the dump truck which will transport the soil to the munitions screening area at Winklepeck Burning Grounds during the 2016 Remedial Action.

Photo 4 – The up-armored excavator is loading soil to be screened to remove munitions items prior to transport and disposal as nonhazardous waste. Soil was first screened manually with a magnetometer by UXO technicians and then proceeded through a magnetic separation process and trommel unit. Identified munitions were either determined as having an explosive hazard and were stored for future destruction or were determined as safe (no explosive hazard) and were sent out for smelting and recycling.

Photo 5  - For excavated soils that were comingled with munitions, a magnetic separation process was implemented to treat the soil, with the goal of safely and effectively screening excavated soils to verify and certify them as free of munitions prior to transport and disposal. Ferrous materials were picked up by a magnet and deposited to the side of the small conveyor and were inspected at the end of each workday to determine disposition. Fines were separated out and material that passed the ferrous magnet was stockpiled at the end of the conveyor in an oversize pile which was resent through the screening plant to reduce the overall volume and be screened by UXO Technicians with magnetometers.

Photo 6 – Screened nonhazardous soils were loaded into trucks for proper transport and disposal. 5,250 cubic yards of soil were excavated and disposed as part of the 2016 Remedial Action.

Photo 7 – An ash-like material was identified during excavation activities as Pad 67. The ash material was separated and sampled and found to be characteristic for cadmium making it a hazardous waste. This soil was manually screened with magnetometers by UXO technicians and then properly transported and disposed of at an approved hazardous waste facility.

Photo 8 – Excavation sites were graded and reseeded at the completion of the 2016 Remedial Action. A native seed mix, developed and approved by the OHARNG, was utilized at each excavation site for reseeding

Photo 9 – Sand is being placed on the 26 munitions items with an explosive hazard that were identified during the Remedial Action and demolished within the Buried Explosion Module (BEM) at Camp Ravenna. The BEM was constructed on an adjacent cleanup site to replace conventional demolition procedures and provide a greener alternative for munitions demolition. This was the first demolition shot within the BEM at the former Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant/Camp Ravenna.

Photo 10 – This CERCLA cleanup site achieved Commercial/Industrial use allowing for its next mission as a MPMG range to be constructed in FY19.  Completion of the remedial activities at this site was joint effort and partnership between USACE, ARNG, OHARNG, the Ohio EPA and supporting contractors.