2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 10:13:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: EPA approves Navy plan for Moffett Field's (CA) Hangar One
EPA weighs in on Hangar One's toxic siding in letter to Navy

By Diana Samuels
Palo Alto Daily News/San Jose Mercury News (CA)
May 22, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on the Navy's proposal to remove the toxic panels covering Moffett Field's Hangar One and leave the underlying steel frame uncovered.

The Navy, which occupied the Mountain View Superfund site until NASA Ames took over in 1994, is responsible for cleaning up the contaminants, which include PCBs. But it hasn't made a commitment to repanel the Depression-era structure once its siding is removed. NASA has said recently it would be willing to take over long-term cleanup if the Navy pays for a new cover.

Removing the hangar's siding will help prevent future recontamination, a May 11 letter from the EPA says. The letter asks the Navy to develop a "comprehensive work plan" that would make sure no harmful toxins are spread during the removal process.


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