The former McCoy Air Force Base consisted of more than 4,420 acres in Orlando, Florida. The site, initially known as Pinecastle Army Airfield, was used for flight training and U-2 reconnaissance flights. By 1978, the base had closed, and all of the land had been deeded to new owners. Most of the former base is now part of Orlando International Airport.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has conducted a number of investigations and remedial actions over the years on the former Firefighter Training Area and the United States Department of Agriculture/Air Cargo Building Site. At the Firefighter Training Area, petroleum compounds were identified in the soil in a limited area, and industrial solvents and petroleum compounds were detected in the groundwater. However, this area is adjacent to the Orlando International Airport runways and taxiways and is not readily accessible to the public. Additionally, the groundwater is not used for drinking water. At the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Air Cargo Buildings area, industrial solvents were detected in groundwater at depths between 25 and 40 feet underground. The groundwater is not used for drinking water, and people cannot otherwise come into contact with the groundwater at these depths.
Based on the analysis in the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, we determined there is no unacceptable risk to people and the environment. Please see the project fact sheets.