Skip to comments.George Air Force Base, CA Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)
Posted on 08/03/2014 3:30:33 AM PDT by zlala
The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board recently released the Deed Restrictions for George Air Force Base that are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §120(h).
Because of these CERCLA §120(h) Deed Restrictions, we now know that there were numerous Completed Exposure Pathways (CEPs) to the George AFB personnel, their families, civilian employees, and the surrounding community. The contaminated buildings, soil, air, upper and lower aquifers (these contaminated aquifers were the source for municipal and domestic drinking water supply wells for George AFB, Adelanto, several homes, and the Victor Valley Country Club) provided the Completed Exposure Pathways.
See: Base Housing Deed Restrictions
Over one hundred thousand people may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals at the former George Air Force Base, CA, EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″ and surrounding community. This number includes the number of people who work or live at the property.
After George AFB closed, the majority of property was transferred to the Southern California Logistics Airport Authority (SCLAA) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). SCLAAs Global Access Victorville is now the home to more than more than 100 companies, and the Bureau of Prisons Victorville Federal Correctional Complex has three prisons: the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Victorville Medium I, FCI Victorville Medium II, and the United States Penitentiary, Victorville.
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people, including children, are sick, dying, or dead after exposure to the extremely toxic contamination at George AFB. We desperately need the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a new Public Health Assessment for George AFB and the surrounding community so that we can get medical care for friends and families, and help bring closure for those who lost their loved ones.
What can I do to help? Request a new Public Health Assessment for George AFB and surrounding community.
Has anyone heard of this or been following this? I lived on GAFB for 4 years in the 60's. I attended both George & Shepard Elementary Schools. My dad was a pilot stationed at George AFB and later was the safety officer (for pilots/jets). Just curious what might be known about this.
I know a woman who lived on Lejeune while a kid. She won one battle with cancer but has to go in for testing every six months for the rest of her life.
Gee, thanks for telling me NOW!
I lived on Montana St., in base housing, as I served on George AFB, from ‘77 to ‘80.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
I wish her all the best.
EVERY base that has been closed in the last 20 years is in the same situation.
Having toxic chemicals/fuels/paints in one area for 50-60 years is bound to have the area get crapped up.
Is it really as bad as it is made out to be? That is the question.
Is it really going to cost trillions to clean up? After all, people lived there for decades.