Massive Cleanup Effort at Former California Air Base Nears Completion

Massive Cleanup Effort at Former California Air Base Nears Completion

The federal government recently signed a record of decision for 528 acres at the former McClellan AFB near Sacramento, Calif., marking one of the last major milestones in the installation’s cleanup 17 years after it was shuttered. The Air Force transferred the property five years ago under an early transfer with privatized cleanup, mean the land was conveyed prior to cleanup, with the responsibility for remediation transferred to McClellan Park. A total of 1,363 acres at McClellan were conveyed through that mechanism, reported the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The record of decision covers 45 sites, 41 of which have been completed, requiring only land use restrictions and monitoring; four sites still require “dig and haul” remedial actions.

“Our team takes great pride in how successful the privatization of McClellan Park has been,” said Alan Hersh, senior vice president of McClellan Park. “We couldn’t have made McClellan Park California’s largest infill/reuse master planned community without the crucial partnerships we have developed with the Air Force, the county and many other local and federal agencies,” he said. All but 200 of McClellan’s 3,458 acres have been transferred to the community.

 

Air Force photo by Scott Johnston

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