Toxic cleanup


The initiative will facilitate toxic cleanup at Alameda Point. (Source: Initiative, secs. 2(c), 3(c).)


An initiative is not needed to facilitate toxic cleanup.

The Navy began cleanup in 1994, and the cleanup efforts were stepped up in 1999 when Alameda Point was declared a Superfund site. Roughly $300 million has been spent so far on cleanup by the Navy, and the work is ongoing (see our Image Gallery).

SunCal would be responsible for removing lead and asbestos, as would any builder under state law. No voter approval is required for either the Navy or SunCal to do what they have to do.

It is disingenuous of SunCal to pretend that toxic cleanup has not been happening, and that nothing will get done unless SunCal does it or we pass the initiative.

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