The Restoration Program at Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility. Protecting human health and preserving natural resources.
The Restoration Program at NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility cleans up chemicals that have been released into the environment during past activities to ensure that human health is protected, natural resources are preserved, and the overall well-being of the environment is maintained. Plum Brook Station was renamed the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility on December 30, 2020.
Numerous investigations have been conducted since the early 1990s, and currently there are 7 identified restoration sites. This website is intended to provide information concerning the environmental restoration activities at the Neil Armstrong Test Facility to the general public.
This website will be updated as activities at the test facility progress, so check back often or contact NASA at GRC-Restoration@mail.nasa.gov or 216-433-6028.
ECCL Firing Range Removal Action
NASA’s Restoration Program presented the Non-time Critical Removal Action (referred to as Removal Action) developed for the former Erie County Conservation League (ECCL) Firing Range at a virtual Public Forum on July 27, 2021. In August 2021, NASA began the Removal Action at the former ECCL Firing Range located adjacent to the test facility’s eastern perimeter fence west of Route 250 (Milan Road).
NASA prepared a fact sheet to summarize the soil and sediment cleanup process at the ECCL Firing Range. Download the ECCL Firing Range Cleanup Fact Sheet.
Additional Resources for the ECCL Firing Range Removal Action
The Erie County Conservation League Firing Range Removal Site Evaluation Report describes the history, environmental investigations, and remediation plan for the former ECCL Firing Range. Download the ECCL Firing Range Removal Site Evaluation Report.
NASA signed the Action Memorandum for Erie County Conservation League Firing Range Removal Action on July 23, 2020, in which NASA agreed to proceed with a Removal Action for the contaminated soil and sediment at the former ECCL Firing Range. Download the Action Memorandum for the ECCL Firing Range Removal Action.
Final Community Involvement Plan
NASA has issued the Final Community Involvement Plan for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Activities at its Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky. The plan specifies the outreach activities that NASA may use to address community concerns and expectations for the cleanup process at seven sites located at the test facility. The Community Involvement Plan refers to Plum Brook Station because the plan was produced before December 30, 2020, when the facility was renamed to Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility.