Army officially transfers Fort Ord land for munitions cleanup
Friday, May 29, 2009
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority announced today that the Army has officially transferred 3,340 acres to FORA, clearing the way for a multi-year munitions and unexploded ordinance cleanup plan for a portion of the former military base.
The agreement between the Army and FORA, called the Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement, has been criticized by watchdog groups because it puts the reuse authority in charge of cleaning up the Army's mess. The reuse authority says they will clean the land twice as fast as the Army by contracting with national environmental consultant LFR Inc., which along with its subcontractors will clean up the munitions sites for $89.8 million.
FORA is hosting a workshop about the ESCA program June 9 from 6-9pm at the FORA Bridge Center, 100 12th St. http://fora-esca-rp.com/index.html.