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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

As of May 2011, the Army has transferred over 19,280 acres out of the site’s 27,827 acres. Of the acres transferred, 7,212 acres went to the Bureau of Land Management. The other major recipients of Fort Ord property are the California State University (CSU) system and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority. The CSU Monterey campus is located on the site of the former Fort Ord and continues to expand. The Fort Ord Reuse Authority received these properties through early transfer and is responsible for the cleanup of these portions of Fort Ord. Cleanup activities are not affected by base closure activities, except to the extent that they are being accelerated to facilitate more rapid land transfers. The Army plans to retain 812 acres of Fort Ord's 27,827 acres.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, 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.

Munitions and Explosives of Concern, Soil: Lead, Groundwater: 1,1-Dichloroethane,1,2- Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethene, 1,2- Dichloroethene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Benzene, Chloroform, Methyl ethyl ketone, Tetrachloroethene, Trichloroethylene, Dichloropropane, Dichloromethane, Vinyl chloride, Carbontetrachloride Trichloroethylene (TCE):

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