Unlike many other people, we’ve never once used the word “corruption” to describe the goings on in this town. It’s always too easy to do and not usually an accurate description of what’s behind most of the longtime dumbness in this town.
But if you knew anything about the kind of industrial crap that was going on at B-6 over the years, you’d automatically realize what a total and complete farce this is:
Hollywood Burbank Airport officials are inching their way closer to making a replacement terminal a reality.
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted 8-0 on Tuesday to accept the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of the airport’s human health risk assessment for the area known as the B-6 site, which is the preferred location for the 14-gate replacement terminal.
Norman Dupont, an attorney for law firm Ring Bender and an outside legal consultant for the authority, told commissioners that the relatively fast conclusion of the report was a rare instance for the regional water quality control board, in which the agency clearly and concisely states that the 49-acre site is compatible for construction of the terminal and accompanying structures and facilities.
“That’s a gold star, if you ever want to see it from a bureaucratic organization such as the L.A. Regional Water [Quality Control] Board,” Dupont said.
No, it’s just clear evidence of a what a rushed job looks like.
Gold Star? Jesus Christ, it’s a federal Superfund site!
The local water quality agency officials sent the airport authority their approval of the risk assessment, which was prepared for the airport by Geosyntec Consultants, on Jan. 29.
In its report to the authority, the agency determined that the replacement terminal project poses little to no health risks to those who would be involved with construction of the complex and those who would be working at the airport on a regular basis.
The human health-risk assessment involved testing the soil and soil vapors at the B-6 site, which was formerly the home of Lockheed Corp.’s Skunk Works operations.
A famously “sustainable” operation, yes.
EFI Global Inc. was hired by the airport authority to conduct the tests, which the company did in February and March 2017. The tests involved collecting samples from 144 locations on the site. Some of the soil samples collected went as deep as 25 feet below the surface.
Last July, Geosyntec approved the test findings, concluding that cancer risks were below the minimum level for construction workers, airport employees and passengers.
What about other risks of toxicity? It’s laughable too how this is being played off as some kind of Clean Bill of Health on this stupid project.
This “25 feet” depth is nothing, either. What about the ground water below?
That’s right, it’s just a “water” survey, so why bother. But the last we heard, the City of Burbank still can’t pump water from anywhere near that general area.
Someone might want to ask them at the next council meeting that if the results here are so good, this means then that we can begin again to put the nearby water back into the city’s water supply.
Hooray! So let’s get those old pumps going.
Burbank has become such an awful joke. For one, we can’t wait to see the cost overruns on this glorious new terminal of theirs. And then the complaints from patrons that, well, yes, admittedly the old terminal was a bit more convenient…