• Developer Frustrated over Uncertainty regarding Hunters Point Cleanup

    Developer Frustrated over Uncertainty regarding Hunters Point Cleanup0

    The $8 billion redevelopment of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco has been set back two or more years amid questions as to whether parcels conveyed to the city have been properly cleaned up. Much of the project has been suspended, but homes currently under construction on a 75-acre parcel will be

  • Army Completes Soil Cleanup at Nebraska Ordnance Plant0

    The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up contaminated soil at the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant outside of Omaha, leaving remediation of polluted groundwater as the one remaining task. The corps began a preliminary investigation in 1991 of contaminated soil and groundwater at the 17,250-acre plant, which produced bombs and other munitions during World War II and the Korean War. The work left dirt and groundwater contaminated with explosive compounds and toxic solvents. About 8,650 acres are owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; some of the site is used by the Nebraska National Guard and Army Reserves, and some is owned privately, reported the Lincoln Journal Star. Groundwater contamination is extensive and cleaning it up is expected to continue for the next 120 years. The corps is treating four plumes, each two or three miles long and 200 feet to half-a-mile wide.

  • Newly Discovered Contamination Closes Bike Park at Former Orlando Base0

    The Navy continues to test soil in one portion of the former Naval Training Center Orlando to determine the boundaries of newly discovered contamination. The Navy expects to finish removing contaminated soil within a year after it completes testing, reported the Orlando Sentinel. For residents, the discovery is setting back plans to open Orlando’s first mountain bike park. It also is proving frustrating as the Navy already has ripped up parts of the bike track built by volunteers in its search for contamination. The Navy previously performed an extensive cleanup of the tract before turning it over to the city for use as a park in 2009.