Cleaning up petroleum contamination in soil and groundwater is pretty straightforward and usually accomplished by one or more tried-and-proven methods that rely on inserting PVC pipe into the contamination zone for treatment.
The Navy made significant headway in June and July on its third and final soil-cover project at the Alameda Point. Trucks are hauling some 7,289 loads of soil from an East Bay Municipal Utility District soil-storage site in Castro Valley.
The Navy is nearing completion of plans for a cleanup area called Site 32, 60 acres that lie on the old airfield west of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. The site requires remediation because investigators uncovered radium-226 there.