Navy recognized for St. Julien Creek restoration efforts

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A ceremony Tuesday recognized the U.S. Navy’s restoration efforts over the last 36 years of the St. Juliens Creek Annex.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) gathered to celebrate the significant milestone.

The Navy has been working on the restoration of seven sites at SJCA since 1980, and now they say they’ve completed the project. The cleanup efforts started after the an investigation of hazardous waste disposal at the military facilities across the country.

St. Juliens Creek Annex is a Navy facility where St. Juliens Creek and the Elizabeth River meet in Chesapeake. The facility provides a radar-testing range as well as administrative and warehousing facilities for the Navy.

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