2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 18:20:52 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Norwalk (CA) tank demolition
Tank demolition completed at former Norwalk tank farm

By Jerry Bernstein
Los Cerritos News (CA)
March 6. 2011

Demolition of the above ground tanks at the former fuel storage site owned by the Air Force started in December 2010 ws recently completed. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers oversaw the contracting and demolition of the twelve large steel tanks and two smaller tanks. The Corps of Engineers notified the surrounding residents and school prior to the start of demolition activities. Water trucks were used to spray work areas to control dust and air monitoring was also conducted to ensure that there were no air quality risks to workers or residents.

The Norwalk Tank Farm was constructed in the 1920s by private oil companies before being purchased by the Air Force in the 1950s. It was used to store jet fuel, which was distributed to military installations in western United States. The military ended fuel operations at the site in 2001. Environmental cleanup operations began in 1995 and are continuing on the site.


For the entire article, see
http://loscerritosnews.net/tank-demolition-completed-at-former- norwalk-tank-farm-p1576-150.htm


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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