2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 13:05:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES Santa Rosa (CA) Naval Auxiliary Air Station
Santa Rosa airfield park could become a reality - after a decade

May 14, 2011
Dave Hermann moved into his home in the Air Center East subdivision in the summer of 2001 expecting his young daughters would grow up in a neighborhood with a park nearby.

After all, that's what the Cobblestone Homes sales materials promised.


The subdivision sits on the site of the former Santa Rosa Naval Auxiliary Air Station. The X-shaped runways were built in 1942 for World War II bombers, fighters and transports, and used again as a home for Navy fighter planes in the Korean War. It was decommissioned in 1952 and used as a civilian airfield until it closed in 1993.


One was the discovery that the dirt covering most of the 3-acre park site was contaminated with hydrocarbons, most likely from diesel fuel and motor oil. Mounds of dirt stockpiled by the developer on the 3.7- acre site south of Yeager Drive also contained contamination. The contamination was not considered severe, but had to be addressed, according to a study.


For the entire article, see
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110514/ARTICLES/110519639? Title=Santa-Rosa-airfield-park-could-become-a-reality-after-a-decade


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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