Jet Engine Testing Facility / NJ

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) was a U.S. Navy jet engine testing facility for military aircraft from the mid-1950’s until the late 1990’s. As a result of the activities at the facility, trichloroethylene (which was used as coolant fluid), jet fuel, and other chemicals have leaked into the subsurface which resulted in some attention from environmental protection organizations.
The NAWC covers 67 acres and has large jet-engine test buildings, associated service buildings, hangers, and scores of smaller support structures all interconnected with a vast network of aboveground and underground service lines.

NAWC was decommissioned on October 15, 1998.

Many of the now somewhat stripped test cells and constructions are still present and give an impression about the once boosting work…

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