PNSY Receives Navy’s Top Environmental Award


Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) received the Navy’s top environmental award March 20 for its environmental restoration efforts during fiscal year 2011.

The Secretary of the Navy recognizes Navy and Marine Corps individuals, teams, ships and installations for exceptional environmental stewardship and awarded PHSY top honors in the Environmental Restoration, Installation category.

“Receiving this award speaks volumes about the coordinated cleanup effort and the significant progress we have made,” said Shipyard Commander, Capt. Bryant Fuller. “I couldn’t be prouder of our accomplishments in the environmental program and look forward to upcoming initiatives which will further demonstrate the shipyard’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”

PNSY’s installation restoration program began in 1983 with an initial assessment to identify potential clean-up sites. The award cited a number accomplishments, including the execution of an accelerated timeline for two records of decision; completing significant soil removal actions in a residential area and a historic building to support upcoming adaptive re-use; and finalizing a land use control remedial design to support the remedial action objectives of the Jamaica Island Landfill site.

PNSY will compete in the 2011 Secretary of Defense environmental awards in June.

Naval Today Staff , March 23, 2012;