The Island: Navy, regulators give rundown on base cleanup


Representatives from the Navy and a pair of regulatory agencies gave a presentation Thursday night on the state of cleanup efforts on the former Naval Air Station Alameda.

The broad brush: Forty percent of the base is cleaned up and has already been transferred or is ready for transfer and 35 percent is being cleaned up now. Another 25 percent is being checked out in order to determine what, if any, cleanup needs to be done.

Some $466 million has been committed toward cleaning up the base to date, and it’s anticipated another $122 million could be spent (though the amounts could change). The money comes from the sale of other former military sites and from Congressional appropriations.