Alameda Sun: Lagoon Study on Tap, April 27, 2012


In November 2009, CLE analyzed the lagoons and identified both metals and pesticides in the sediment.

If all goes as planned the dredged material will be transported to the Northwest Territories on Alameda Point. City staff and the lagoon's homeowners' association prefer the Point because the dredged material can be transported to the site more cost effectively by way of a pipeline, rather than by trucks or barges.

The Navy will accept the dredged material only if the city can show that the material meets both state and regional environmental requirements and is suitable for placement on the site.

The Navy says that it proposes to stockpile the material on-site for later use as landfill cover material.