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Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  

                       
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There are over 9,300 Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) that have been identified nationwide, almost 1,100 of those sites located in California.  The military has been involved in these areas for more than 100 years initially exploring and mapping, and later for peace making and training.  FUDS may contain Munitions or Explosives of Concern (MEC) on Bureau of Land Management public lands.

The Department of Defense is responsible for environmental restoration of properties that were formerly used by, leased or otherwise possessed by the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense.  BLM is collaborating with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address MEC-contaminated lands currently in BLM’s inventory and possible transfer of additional military lands to BLM.

Safety is a priority.  It is why the BLM and its partners come together to reduce and possibly eliminate hazardous materials that affect the environment and public, by implementing these simple steps:

  1. Community Outreach, Education, and Involvement
  2. Targeted Enforcement
  3. Creation of Legal Alternatives for Illegal Dumpers
  4. Measurement

If you find any item suspect of being ordnance, notify local law enforcement officials immediately.  Note the location of the suspicious item, but DO NOT touch or disturb the suspicious item.   Remember:  Recognize, Retreat, and Report!


HazMat


The 3 R's

Recognize,
        Retreat,
            and Report
Your Safety is Number ONE!