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Posts Tagged ‘base redevelopment/environmental cleanup’

City to Ask State to Review Treasure Island Cleanup

  • September 12, 2012
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The city of San Francisco plans to ask state officials to conduct its own investigation of the Navy’s cleanup of Treasure Island, in the wake of a recent report acknowledging that the island was used in the 1940s to repair and scrap ships exposed to nuclear testing in the Pacific. Michael Tymoff, the city’s project director for Treasure Island, said his office is preparing a formal request for the California Department of Public Health to carry out a new study, reported the Bay Citizen. State officials have said the Navy did not conduct a thorough assessment of radioactive contamination on Treasure Island, raising the possibility that it has not identified all of the affected areas. The Navy and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control both say that the island does not pose a health risk to residents. The Navy has said it will continue to work with the state to complete all needed investigations and cleanup.

Town Cancels Deal to Finance Development at Brunswick Landing through TIF

  • September 6, 2012
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In a surprise move, the Brunswick Town Council voted this week to call off talks over financing infrastructure improvements at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station through tax increment financing. Early discussions had indicated the financing mechanism would generate $12 million over 30 years for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority …

Abandoned Bunkers, Rail Lines to Be Recycled for Concord Redevelopment

  • September 3, 2012
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Steel from buildings and rail lines left behind at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, along with concrete from hundreds of abandoned ammunition bunkers, are expected to save the city of Concord and others millions of dollars when the northern California site is converted to civilian use. The recycled steel and concrete could save the redevelopment effort about $9 million, with some of the savings resulting from reduced transportation costs. Recycled concrete, for example, will be used as a base for the reuse project’s new roads …

40,000 Attend Air Show at Brunswick Landing

  • September 3, 2012
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More than 40,000 people attended last month’s Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Landing, helping the LRA for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station break even on the event’s $800,000 cost. The air show — which featured the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flying team — was the second held at the air station since it officially closed. Last year’s event attracted 25,000 after the event was interrupted by Hurricane Irene …

California Lawmakers Pass Measure Extending Life of Fort Ord LRA

  • September 3, 2012
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The Fort Ord Reuse Authority would gain an additional six years to guide the redevelopment of the former Army post in Monterey, Calif., under a measure passed last month by the state legislature. The original bill introduced in the Assembly would have extended the reuse authority’s life for 10 years, but a change in the Senate cut the extension to six years, reported the Monterey County Herald. The reuse authority is due to expire in June 2014 under its charter legislation …

Navy Sought to Keep Concerns over Treasure Island Cleanup from Written Record

  • August 28, 2012
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Before acknowledging the full extent of radioactive contamination at the former Navy base at Treasure Island, the Navy attempted to prevent California officials from expressing their concerns about the cleanup in writing, reports the Bay Citizen. After discovering radioactive waste in unexpected locations on the site, the California Department of Public Health pressed the Navy to conduct additional testing. Navy officials, however, tried to discourage the regulators from documenting their concerns in writing, according to internal emails …

Triumph Aerostructures Workers in Dallas Fight Sale of Navy Property

  • August 23, 2012
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The General Services Administration’s sale of a former Navy property in Dallas has left the 2,400 employees of the Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division plant located there anxious about their jobs. The Triumph Group, parent of Triumph Aerostructures, has said the site’s purchaser will double the facility’s operating costs, forcing it to reconsider its operating practices, reported the Dallas Business Journal. One option is to relocate the plant which assembles aircraft parts, the parent company said …

Radioactive Contamination More Widespread at Treasure Island than Previously Disclosed, Report Indicates

  • August 19, 2012
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Radioactive contamination at the former Navy base at Treasure Island is more widespread than previously reported, according to a new Navy report and other documents obtained by the Bay Citizen. A draft report completed by the Navy earlier this month acknowledges that the island, located in San Francisco Bay, was used in the 1940s to repair and scrap ships exposed to nuclear testing in the Pacific. One source was a nuclear training ship used at Treasure Island that had been intentionally immersed in radiation. The California Department of Public Health had asked for the report after discovering radioactive waste in unexpected locations …

Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Stay-at-Home Workers Make the Longest Commutes

  • August 16, 2012
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While the realignment of a mission due to BRAC typically forces civilian workers to decide whether to move with their job or not, several hundred employees of the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command have kept their homes in central New Jersey and are commuting to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Some are making the four-hour, roundtrip commute daily while others return to New Jersey only for the weekend, reports the Baltimore Sun …

After Seven Years, LRA for Kansas Ammo Plant Signs Deed for Final Transfer

  • August 16, 2012
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The Great Plains Development Authority on Wednesday signed the deed to take possession of 6,116 acres at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, marking the official start of the effort for Labette County in southeast Kansas to convert the facility into the Great Plains Industrial Park. The LRA obtained the parcel under an economic development conveyance, which calls for the authority to make an upfront payment of $49,999 to the Army. The LRA will pay the balance of the $3.5 million purchase price over a period of 10 years through a revenue-sharing agreement with the Army …

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