• Massive Cleanup Effort at Former California Air Base Nears Completion

    Massive Cleanup Effort at Former California Air Base Nears Completion0

    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

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  • Privatized Cleanup at McClellan AFB Advances

    Privatized Cleanup at McClellan AFB Advances0

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday declared that 46 acres at the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., do not require any additional cleanup, opening up land south and east of the airfield to commercial and industrial uses. EPA’s record of decision is the fourth the agency has issued for properties conveyed from the Air Force to McClellan Business Park LLC under the early transfer process. Under a privatization process begun in 2007, the Air Force is transferring property and cleanup responsibility at the installation — along with funding for the initiative — to the local redevelopment authority with oversight from EPA, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board …

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  • Air Force Hands over Final Early Transfer Parcel at McClellan AFB0

    The Air Force last month transferred 183 acres at the former McClellan Air Force Base outside of Sacramento, Calif., the last of four conveyances conducted via early transfer. Sacramento County will in turn transfer the property to McClellan Business Park, the former installation’s master developer. The developer has been cleaning up contaminated sites at the 3,450-acre installation under the early transfer process since 2007. Under the program, the Air Force transfers property and the responsibility to clean it up to the developer, along with funding to complete the remediation …

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  • EPA Decision Allows Early Transfer to Advance at McClellan AFB0

    The Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a record of decision for 130 acres at the former McClellan Air Force Base outside of Sacramento, Calif., paving the way for the Air Force to hand over additional property to the site’s master developer that has not yet been remediated. McClellan Business Park LLC has been cleaning up contaminated sites at the 3,450-acre installation under a privatization process begun in 2007. Under the program, the Air Force transfers both property and the responsibility to clean up the sites to the developer, along with funding to complete the remediation …

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  • Ft. McClellan LRA Celebrates Completion of UXO Cleanup0

    Local dignitaries gathered at the former Fort McClellan in northeast Alabama on Wednesday for a final “big bang” marking the successful conclusion of the McClellan Development Authority’s 11-year effort to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from 2,781 acres of training ranges. Since the authority’s predecessor signed its first environmental services cooperative agreement (ESCA) with the Army in 2003 to assume responsibility for remediation, contractors have destroyed 14,338 munitions and recovered more than 2.9 million pounds of scrap metal …

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  • GSA Sells Twin Cities Ammo Plant Parcel to County0

    The General Services Administration sold and transferred a 427-acre portion of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant to Ramsey County, Minn., last week for $28 million. The deal transfers ownership of 397 acres to the county immediately, while the remaining 30 acres will be transferred after it conducts environmental remediation, which is expected to take approximately three years. Remediation and building demolition at the site currently is under way through a contract executed by the county …

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