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Pacific Jungle Combat Training Center

The former Pacific Jungle Combat Training Center (CTC) was comprised of several parcels of land totaling approximately 2,545 acres in the adjacent valleys of Punaluu and Kahana, located in the Koolauloa District on the northeast coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

During World War II, these parcels were used as a unit-level jungle combat training center.  Munitions known to have been used or recovered at the site include 75mm armor piercing rounds, 105mm high explosive rounds, 81mm high explosive and practice mortar rounds, and small arms. 

A Remedial Investigation (RI) and Feasibility Study (FS) will be conducted at Pacific Jungle CTC to determine what types of cleanup actions are needed to reduce risks from any munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) that may remain on the property as a result of past training activities. 

Field work for the Remedial Investigation started in October 2013 and will finish in Spring 2014.  Following the completion of field work, a Remedial Investigation (RI) Report will be prepared detailing the nature and extent of munitions contamination.  The RI Report will also assess hazards to human health from explosives and risks to humans and ecological receptors from chemical munitions constituents.  The Remedial Investigation will be available in Summer 2014.