2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 2 Sep 2005 16:27:15 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Monterey Peninsula Airport (CA)
Toxic contamination contained at airport

Monterey Herald (CA)
September 2, 2005

Toxic chemicals from an old Navy air station at the Monterey Peninsula
Airport have been contained and cleanup efforts are proving successful,
federal officials told residents of the Casanova Oak Knoll neighborhood Thursday.

Treatment systems have processed close to 46 million gallons of water,
reducing levels of trichloroethene (TCE) by about 65 percent and levels
of other industrial lubricants by 83 percent, said officials from the
Army Corps of Engineers.

Residents, whose grassroots efforts forced the cleanup in 2003, were
told 25 pounds of TCE had been removed from the groundwater beneath the
airport and their neighborhood. Gerry Vincent, program manager for the
Army Corps, said the cleanup process is preventing remaining
contamination from spreading.


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