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U.S. Navy to Host Bus Tour of Alameda Point

The United States Navy has invited the community of Alameda to attend a bus tour of environmental cleanup sites at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, now known as Alameda Point. The tour will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Navy says that they have committed to spend $38 million on the cleanup of Alameda Point in 2010 alone. In a statement, Derek Robinson, the Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator for the Navy said, “The Navy is committed to completing the clean-up of Alameda Point in effort to facilitate successful redevelopment for the residents of Alameda. We hope those who are interested will join us for a tour and let us answer their questions first-hand.”

Sites on the tour include Seaplane Lagoon, the southern pier area, and a former disposal area at the western tip of Alameda Point; Representatives from the Navy, U.S. EPA, and California EPA plan to be present.

RSVP no later than Saturday, July 3, 2010 to: Ms. Tommie Jean Valmassy: tommiejean.valmassy @ tetratech.com or (510) 302-6232 and provide your name, e-mail address, phone number, and the number of people in your party.

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