A month ago, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board sent a “Clean Up and Abatement Order” to the Boeing Company, directing it to “assess, monitor, and cleanup and abate waste, including volatile organic compounds that have or may have been been discharged to groundwater at 2902 Exposition Blvd. and 2341 through 2425 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, California.”
The “Case Site” is identified as “FORMER DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT PLANT A7 SITE (AKA FORMER VERIZON SANTA MONICA PLANT YARD), 2902 EXPOSITION BLVD. AND FORMER BERGAMOT STATION, 2341 – 2425 MICHIGAN AVENUE, SANTA MONICA, CA (SCP NOS. 0130C AND 0130A, SITE ID NO.”
Boeing received the order, as the successor to Douglas Aircraft, which once occupied a vast tract of land in the southeast reaches of Santa Monica.
Copies of the Order were sent to the following: Red Bull of North America, Inc., Hines, developer of the proposed Bergamot Transit Center Village, Wayne Blank, owner of Shoshana Wayne Gallery and Bergamot Station developer, Gillette, former owner of Hines site, Higgins Trusts, Zachary Feingold, Verizon, Octavio Fernandez, MTV, Kym Gaylo, Proctor & Gamble, Lisette Gold, City of Santa Monica, Martin Hamann for 1655 Property LLC, Alva Libuser, New Roads School, Maro L. Luzzatto, The Luzzatto Company, Joseph Lawrence, Esq., City Attorney, Santa Monica, and Gary Glendimin, City of Santa Monica.
No one was available when we sought the City’s reaction to the order, but it would seem that there may be additional problems in the Bergamot area that the City was not aware of.