Since being named in August 1990 as having among the worst contamination in the United States, the base has spent about $145 million on cleanups
that officials said have removed well over 1.
Welter said potential clients for the remediation cost-cap policy include "anyone who's about to undergo a cleanup
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge said the cleanup
was a good example of several different agencies working together.
Although ECRA has been hailed as one of the most effective cleanup
programs In the country, the law also has been cited as an impediment to economic growth.
The 2005 cleanup
coalition includes the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Anacostia Watershed Society, Potomac Conservancy, and is led by national environmental entrepreneur Chad Pregracke, bringing his Living Lands & Waters cleanup
crew from the Midwest.
Mel Blevins, former San Fernando Valley water master, warned in 2003 that chromium cleanup
was proceeding too slowly.
Due to the inequities often involved with the ECRA process, the costs inherent to any business designated as a potentially responsible party, and the restrictions on property transfer until a site cleanup
is completed and approved.
Capital River Relief 2005 will sponsor thirteen days of cleanups
of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers: March 31, April 1, 2 (with the Alice Ferguson Foundation), 5 (with Pepco & Whole Foods), 6 (with the Washington Capitals organization), 7, 9, 10, 11 (Congressional Staff Day), 13, 14 (White House Staff Day and National Geographic), 16 (with the Anacostia Watershed Society) and 19.
In addition to showing that it is not possible to meet cleanup
standards with existing technology, the Air Force will have to show that the contamination does not pose a health threat, Wood said.
EPA officials said they would no longer lead the community work group overseeing the controversial cleanup
at the Rocketdyne facility in the Simi Hills between Chatsworth and Simi Valley.
AMEX: GRN) today announced that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has awarded GreenMan's Iowa subsidiary the contract to cleanup
approximately 700,000 scrap tires located at the Bee Rite Tire Disposal site in Rhodes, Iowa, one of Iowa's largest remaining scrap tire sites.
Gray Davis signed a bill Friday allocating roughly $46 million for beach cleanups