I posted a comment yesterday but wanted to highlight the fact that the City will be having a press conference today about the no-cost conveyance of Alameda Point to the City of Alameda. The conference is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. at St. George Spirits at Alameda Point. The lushes among you all will probably know where that is (insert wink here) but for those that do not it’s 2601 Monarch Street. A bunch of muckety mucks are scheduled to be there along with some Navy type folks, should be an event where everyone is generally positive and giddy.
There was a question on In Alameda yesterday about the state of the environmental clean up at Alameda Point as well as some back and forth in yesterday’s comments. While commenter “vigi” attempted to chalk up Alameda Point as too dirty to develop on, commenter “notadave” clarified that:
…The “sites 9 and 19″ quoted by vig make up a whopping 5 acres of the total development potential of over 700 acres at Alameda Point. The two sites contain an old paint building and a hazardous waste storage facility. Soil contamination was found to be lower than comparison samples from non contaminated soils. ground water contamination was found to be above target levels for some contaminants, but decreasing over time, indicating no new sources of contamination.
A detailed analysis of the proposed action is at http://alamedapointinfo.com/sites/default/files/Proposed_Plan_OU2A_Alameda_Point_1.pdf
For more information about the state of the clean up at Alameda Point, look no further than Richard Bangert’s Alameda Point Environmental Report, which contains a wealth of information about the on-going clean up efforts at Alameda Point.
A few recent posts that may be of interest:
- Seaplane Lagoon Dredging update
- Navy Announces Cleanup Plans – Public Meeting August 31, 2011 (that’s the document referenced in notadave’s comment)
- Environmental Cleanup – Update on Site 1
- Environmental Cleanup – Seaplane Lagoon; RAB Tour; Lead; Groundwater
Definitely worth a read if you are concerned with the state of the clean up at Alameda Point.