Elmendorf officials say no further cleanup needed at contamination site

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- No new monitoring is planned for a contamination cleanup site at Elmendorf Air Force Base, a military spokeswoman said.

In September, the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf finished cleaning up a one-acre site contaminated by lead and fuel products. The site was discovered last June during construction of a housing complex.

Cleanup was thorough enough that the U.S. Air Force is proposing no further action at the site, according to Doris Thomas, an Elmendorf spokeswoman. She said the Air Force will continue to conduct routine groundwater monitoring in the area.

A public comment period closes April 12. A report on the cleanup is available to the public at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services and the University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library.

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