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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Installation Restoration Program
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is one of the Department of Defense's busiest installations and offers a broad spectrum of training facilities for many active and reserve Marine, Army and Navy units, as well as national, state and local agencies.

In response to environmental problems posed by past hazardous waste disposal practices, Congress directed the USEPA to develop a program to manage and control past disposal sites. This program was outlined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 and was amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986.

An Initial Assessment Study (IAS) of MCB Camp Pendleton was conducted in September 1984. The IR Program at MCB Camp Pendleton includes 80 sites grouped into five Operable Units (OUs) based on similarities, such as types of environmental issues, selected cleanup methods, and/or physical location.

To date, 64 of these IR Sites have been cleaned up and/or closed. There are currently 16 active IR Sites in the MCB Camp Pendleton's IR Program, all in different phases of the cleanup process.

This website was created to provide additional resources to the public and to promote reciprocal communciation about the cleanup activities on base.

Revegetation at IR Site 30

Revegetation at IR Site 30


IR Program
MCB Camp Pendleton
Environmental Cleanup Program

Read about the history and current status of of the sites in environmental cleanup program on base.