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McClellan's Unique Deal With Air Force and EPA



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Air Force put $20 million in a special environmental cleanup fund when it handed over title to the property. 

Alan Hersh with the Business Park says the agreement allows the operators of the park to begin redevelopment work more quickly even as dozens of sites on the property are cleaned up under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency,  "A hundred percent of the property is not contaminated.  It's just specific spots within the property have the contamination. This summer we'll take on about seven sites -a lot of them are drain ways that have some low-level contamination in them."

The EPA says this agreement is one of the first of its kind and it would like to see more of what it calls "privatized cleanups" -possibly at the Riverbank Army Ammunitions Plant and the Concord Naval Weapons Station. 
 
The new agreement brings the total Air Force payout to 42-million dollars to treat or remove dirt on dozens of contaminated sites on 1100 acres of land.  This is the third such transfer of property from the Air Force to the business park. 
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