2006 Restoring Communities and Protecting California: DTSC Successes
Military Base Cleanups
A quarter of all U.S. military bases shut down during base closings from 1988 through 1995 were in California. DTSC mobilized massive base cleanup efforts that have repositioned more than 70 percent of closed acreage for new uses.
- El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (Irvine)
- Lennar Mare Island (Vallejo)
- Former March Air Force Base (Riverside/Moreno Valley)
Brownfields are contaminated industrial and manufacturing sites that require cleanups before being developed for new uses. DTSC has cleaned up thousands of acres of brownfields to create new housing, offices, stores and jobs.
- East Bay Habitat for Humanity (Oakland)
- Northrop Grumman/Lowe’s (Hawthorne)
- Agnews Developmental Center (Santa Clara)
- CADA Warehouse (Sacramento)
- Cornfield Site/Park (Los Angeles, near Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station)
- El Cerrito Mill and Lumber Company (El Cerrito)
- Federal Courthouse (downtown Sacramento)
- Kraftile/New Houses (Fremont)
- MTA Orange Line Busway (San Fernando Valley/14 miles, Woodland Hills to North HollywoodHills to North Hollywood
- Downtown Vacaville (Vacaville)
When school districts use state construction funds to expand or build new school campuses, DTSC inspects the sites and rids them of any contaminants that may exist. Since 2000 DTSC has ensured the environmental safety of 500,000 students at these sites.
- Jordan High School
- Radcliff Elementary School
- Value Charter School
- Bear River High School Aquatic and Performing Arts Center
- Kennedy Middle College High School
- Lakeview Elementary School
- Park Avenue Elementary School
- Richard Pittman Elementary School
- Santa Fe Springs Athletic Fields
- Stone Ranch Elementary School
DTSC is often among the first responders to emergency situations, such as floods, spills and accidents that involve toxic and hazardous materials.