HOW CLEAN IS CLEAN ENOUGH FOR FORT BRAGG FAMILIES?
OU-A through OU-D
In March, 2018, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a Community Update describing it's position on the status of the clean-up of the mill site.
The property was divided into five segments--each of which has been addressed separately over the past decade.
Following the 2017 cleanup, soil contaminant levels are
now below residential cleanup goals for nearly 95
percent of OUs C, D, and E. Currently, over 100 acres
are in use as the Noyo Headlands Park, and more than
215 additional acres are suitable for unrestricted reuse
(see figure on last page). Because of soil cleanup in
2017, an additional 82 acres are under consideration for
no further action. Approximately two acres in OUs C
and D meet industrial cleanup goals for soil and require
land use restrictions.
OU-A is the property where the north and south segments of the City-owned Coastal Trail is located. OU-A was declared safe for recreational uses, meaning that it was expected that it would be used as a foot and bike path. There are no residential uses expected in OU-A. There are parts of the Coastal Trail that have been documented with Land Use Restrictions (LUC) which means that the section is buried and sealed with asphalt. No digging is allowed there. more