Alameda Sun: Navy Cleanup Study Out, January 12, 2017


The U.S. Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Project Management Office completed a five-year review of the environmental cleanup actions at the Alameda Point.

The BRAC review spanned 15 sites at Alameda Point, formerly Alameda Naval Air Station, and the former Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Oakland. The BRAC decided to review the former supply center because it shares the same marsh crust (soil covering former marshland) as the Alameda Point sites. The 15 sites at Alameda Point reviewed were operational unit-1 sites 6, 16, and 14; operational unit-2A sites 9, 13 and 19; operational unit-2B sites 3 and 4, operational unit-4A site 2; operational unit-4B site 17; operational unit-5 site 25 and operational unit-6 sites 26, 27 and 28.

The review was required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). CERCLA requires the federal government to warrant that all remedial action required to protect human health and the environment has been taken prior to the disposal of surplus federal property. It also requires that any additional remedial or corrective action discovered after disposal will be done by the United States.