Alameda Sun: Navy Hosts Tour of Point Cleanup Sites, July 23, 2015


Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) office took interested parties — including Mayor Trish Spencer, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and members of the city’s Restoration Advisory Board — on its annual bus tour at Alameda Point.

In 1988 Congress charged BRAC with the task of making certain that former military bases are environmentally safe before they are transferred to cities and other property holders.

Last weekend’s tour included stops at the site of a rework facility where activities included sandblasting and repainting parts of naval aircraft; the principal disposal area for the air station’s waste for more than 13 years; and a second landfill that once contained some 1.6 million tons of waste.