The Island: Cleanup kerfuffle [Seaplane Lagoon vicinity]


The latest little wrinkle in the ongoing Alameda Point cleanup saga lies due north of the Seaplane Lagoon, in the vicinity of the former aircraft maintenance facility housed by Building 5. The city has long planned to build housing on the site. But the Navy isn’t planning to clean the entire site up to residential standards.

A draft feasibility study put together by the Navy - one of several steps in the cleanup process for the site - contemplates several options for cleaning up the site, which is contaminated with petroleum, radioactive materials and more. But under the Navy’s plans, a portion of the site that sits south of West Tower Road (and Building 5) would only be cleaned up to a level that would be safe for industrial or commercial use.