Shaw seeks public input on environmental program | Community Spirit
Shaw Air Force Base is seeking public feedback regarding its environmental program.
You are invited to participate in a survey that will provide the Air Force information on public concerns and preferred ways for base officials to communicate with the public about its environmental cleanup achievements.
The Community Involvement Plan will identify issues most important to the community, and suggest what outreach activities base officials can use to address community concerns and expectations. Input received through the survey will form the foundation of an updated Shaw Air Force Base Community Involvement Plan, which is a public document required for federal sites undergoing environmental cleanup.
“Community input is essential to the environmental cleanup process,” said Col. Don Godier, 20th Fighter Wing vice commander. “We will use the feedback we receive to ensure transparent communication and a productive partnership between the Air Force, residents of Sumter and our state environmental regulators as we continue with an aggressive and responsive cleanup program.”
The Air Force has conducted cleanup at the base since 1992, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, after the discovery of contamination that occurred from past operations at the base dating back a generation or more, Godier said.
There are three easy ways to participate in the community survey: in person, by phone or online. To schedule an in-person or phone interview, call 1-866-277-3615. The online questionnaire can be completed at www.surveymonkey.com/s/shaw_CIP_survey.
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