2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 Apr 2005 02:16:35 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Navy agrees to characterize Moffett Field (CA) hangar
New life for Hangar One? 
Navy will study interior toxins 

Months of public pressure may have saved Mountain View's largest
landmark from demolition. 

By Jon Wiener 
Mountain View Voice
April 1, 2005

Navy officials confirmed this week that they have agreed to investigate
toxic pollution inside Hangar One, bowing to regulators and community
activists who had criticized the agency for trying to shirk its
responsibility at the closed military base. 

The Navy met March 17 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Regional Water Quality Control Board, the two agencies with
jurisdiction over the site, now owned by NASA. 

Only a month earlier, the dispute over the cleanup of PCBs and lead --
contained in building materials dating back to the Great Depression --
looked bound for Washington, D.C., a result of the first formal dispute
process to take place in the more than 10 years since Moffett closed as
a Navy base. 

But the meeting went well, and in a letter sent the following day, Navy
base closure manager Laura Duchnak wrote to the EPA, "Our primary goal
is the same, to protect human health and the environment." 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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