|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:18:34 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Much of [former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station] is removed from list of hazardous sites"|
Much of old Irvine air base is removed from list of hazardous sitesMore than 1,900 acres of the retired Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up, the EPA announces.
By Tony Barboza Los Angeles Times January 27, 2014More than 1,900 acres of the retired Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up and removed from the list of the nation's most hazardous sites after more than two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
Officials said that $165 million in soil removal and groundwater treatment by the U.S. Navy and local water agencies has cleaned up contamination at much of the old World War II-era air base, to the point it no longer poses a risk to human health or the environment.
The deletion of all but 600 acres of the El Toro site from the federal Superfund list, finalized last week, clears one obstacle to turning some of the old military property into the Orange County Great Park and thousands of homes.
"It will allow us to move forward with development of the Great Park in an accelerated manner," said Jeff Lalloway, mayor pro tem of Irvine and chairman of the Great Park board of directors.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-0128-el- toro-20140128,0,303230.story
See alsohttp://www.costar.com/News/Article/OC-Approves-Development-Pact-With- Lowe-Enterprise-for-El-Toro-Base/156771
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