When was soil decontamination ever done at B-6?



According to news stories at the time, it wasn’t.

Soil decontamination was only done at B-1. Other nearby Lockheed properties saw extensive groundwater decontamination efforts. But soil excavation/”The Stack” was only performed along the 103-acre Empire-adjacent site.

So B-6 has magically become a non-problem in that regard?

Interesting articles here and here about decontamination work at the two sites, as well as the entire property.

Some history here too about the neighbors. Fascinating isn’t it that any and all concerns about environmental pollution have been conveniently marginalized?

That wasn’t the story back then. But it’s still a Superfund site over there now, isn’t it?




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3 responses to “When was soil decontamination ever done at B-6?

  1. DixieFlyer

    The ‘Fearless Follower” failed to find this ongoing saga “newsworthy”.

    Once again we were treated to a reprint of a press release about passenger numbers and percentages–airline by airline.

    The matters actually discussed at the Authority meetings just don’t seem to make it into the “local” newspaper??????

    It gets even better!!!

    Poop Sugars felt that the City Council shouldn’t even respond to those taking the time to attend meetings and ask questions???

    Amy “brown act” Albano changed the wording carefully crafted for the Agenda re: Airport Meetings.

    Then the reports from Authority appointees were “eliminated”???

    Now when questions come-up you hear: “Silencio!!”

    The City Council may appoint–then shut-up, according to the Brown Act Police.

    Our new Mayor apparently doesn’t quite get it that we never elected the Albano.

    • semichorus

      Makes me think a bit of sneakiness is going on here.

      Airport? What airport?

      The council members will soon have a big decision to make about approving this environmental report. Is B-6 really so hunky-dory when it comes to soil contamination?

      If things are A-OK, then how come everyone was so worried about the place 20 years ago?

      How silly they were back then! Such worry-worts.

      (No way in hell that this soil is no problem. How could it be ok?)

  2. Anonymous

    Message from AA.

    Thank you for your interest regarding the development of the replacement passenger terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

    It is important for us to provide the communities of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles with easily accessible information to allow residents and businesses to track our progress toward the development of the replacement passenger terminal. This can be done by visiting our website at burreplacementterminal.com.

    The process for gaining the necessary approvals through the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), which governs and will in part fund construction of the replacement passenger terminal, is ongoing.

    The Authority recently submitted a revised Airport Layout Plan (ALP) Drawing Set to the (FAA) for its review and approval. According to the FAA, “A current airport layout plan (ALP) that depicts the proposed project and which has FAA approval from the standpoint of safety, utility, and efficiency of the airport shall be required before a development project is approved.”

    The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved the Human Health Risk Assessment for our preferred location during their July 17, 2017, Commission meeting. Based on exhaustive testing of the area known as the B-6 site, the property is compatible for the construction of and operation of a replacement passenger terminal and associated facilities. The results of the study are available to the public on our website: burreplacementterminal.com and are currently being prepared for submission to the appropriate regulatory agencies.

    A federal environmental review is required for projects seeking federal funding. Upon FAA approval, the Authority will initiate the process for a Federal Environmental Impact Study under FAA oversight for the replacement passenger terminal. The FEIS process seeks and in fact requires public involvement, including specified periods for review and comment about the document. The FAA and the Airport Authority will release a schedule for the FEIS process prior to its start.

    The Airport is committed to meaningful community involvement in the design process and will be conducting at least six (6) community charrettes. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for charrette services will be issued this fall.

    Thank you for your suggestion that the Authority add a section to the replacement terminal website for questions about the replacement terminal development process. A section for questions will be added.

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