Superfund Site: RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD (USAF)
LOCKBOURNE, OH

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The former Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (RANGB) is located near Lockbourne in Franklin County, Ohio. RANGB grew from 1,574 acres in 1942 to more than 4,000 acres by the time of its closure in 1980. RANGB included two runways and a taxiway system. From 1982 to 2003, RANGB transferred ownership of site properties to local entities, the Navy and the Ohio Air National Guard. Site reuses include Rickenbacker International Airport, a free-trade zone and cargo airport. As of late 2003, less than 50 acres remained under Air Force ownership. Past facility operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Cleanup and monitoring are ongoing.