Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE
GLENDALE, AZ

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

About 4,900 military personnel and dependents live on base. Civilian and other military personnel who commute to the base daily from off-base areas bring the total daily base population to about 8,000. The cities of Goodyear, Youngtown and Phoenix depend on the water from the Phoenix groundwater basin that underlies the site for their drinking water supplies.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Soil was contaminated with waste oils and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) resulting from the diverse processes that have taken place at the site. Groundwater was potentially contaminated with waste oils and VOCs. This site has arsenic contamination in soils. Arsenic can cause . . . . http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts2.pdf

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