2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 19 Sep 2003 16:00:33 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Navy to re-think Moffett wetlands cleanup
Moffett Marsh Cleanup Put on Hold 

Navy to study toxic hangar 

By Julie O'Shea
Mountain View Voice (California)
September 19, 2003 

Four months after NASA announced that Moffett Field's historic Hangar
One was leaching toxic PCBs into an already polluted 200-acre wetland,
the Navy has halted its cleanup of the marsh in order to conduct further
studies of the site. 

Navy officials said this week that the cleanup will likely be stalled
for at least a year as the Navy, landowner NASA and the U.S. EPA try to
figure how contamination from the hangar might impact the process. 

"The feasibility study should include everything," said Andrea Espinoza,
the Navy's environmental coordinator for Moffett. 

This means that in addition to Hangar One, the updated study will also
take into consideration that the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space
District -- which owns 54 acres of the wetland -- plans to restore tidal
flows to its portion. 

"If they have to examine it more to do the right thing, then that's
okay," said Craig Britton, open space district manager. 


for the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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