Alameda Sun: Seaplane Lagoon cleanup enters new stage, January 5, 2012


This month, the Navy will be continuing their cleanup of Alameda Point with the chemical cleaning of the Seaplane Lagoon.

Navy cleaners will be removing sediments within the northwest corner of the Seaplane Lagoon that may contain harmful chemicals. They will also conduct post-cleanup sampling to confirm the effectiveness of the cleanup, dewater dredged sentiments, and then sample the dewatered sediments before properly disposing of them.

The northwest cleanup will begin in mid-to-late January and is scheduled to be completed by March 15. Roads are not expected to be closed during the cleaning, but there is expected to be significant traffic during the postcleanup waste management and disposal stages between March and September, when numerous truck trips will transport and dispose of project waste.