2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 20 Apr 2005 19:44:14 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Former Granite Canyon Marine Laboratory (CA)
Site declared cleansed of contamination

Monterey Herald (CA) Staff Report
April 20, 2005

An area along the coast south of Carmel once used by the Navy for
missile tracking and once heavily contaminated by polychlorinated
biphenyl (PCBs) has been given a thumbs up.

The Army Corps of Engineers finished hauling 80 tons of contaminated
soil from the Granite Canyon Marine Laboratory in September.

Project managers gathered at the Best Western Carmel Mission Inn on
Tuesday to disclose the results.

The soil was removed from the area and moved to a landfill for
contaminated waste. Clean soil was then used to backfill the area and
restore it. The area is 8 miles south of Carmel on a bluff near the ocean.

After officials with the Department of Fish and Game noticed a strong
odor in the area in 1996, soil samples were taken. Two years later, the
Army Corps of Engineers took samples from various locations and tests
showed PCBs were found about 6 inches below the surface.


For the entire article, see


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