Environmental Cleanup of Mountain Lake – Community Information Session
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
At Golden Gate Club*, 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio
You are invited to participate in a Community Information Session that will be conducted by the California Department of Toxid Substances Control (DTSC) and the Presidio Trust regarding the environmental clean up of Mountain Lake.
*For directions: http://www.presidio.gov/event/rental/goldengateclub
“The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the
Presidio Trust is offering this early community information session to
provide you with information on the environmental cleanup. This is an
opportunity for you to learn about the lake, the history of
contamination, potential sediment removal methods, and the Presidio
Trust’s plans for future lake enhancement work. We will also discuss
potential impact of the cleanup on Mountain Lake Park and surrounding
residential areas, including park closures, truck traffic, and visual
and noise impacts.
Over the last several years, we have investigated sediment and water
in Mountain Lake for potential contamination. Cleanup of the lake is
necessary because sediment at the bottom of the lake contains
contaminants of concern at concentrations that pose potential risk
to the environment. Removal of sediment from the lake will reduce the
risk to a level that is protective of the environment.
The Presidio Trust is currently preparing a Draft Remedial Action Plan
(RAP) which will recommend a cleanup method to remove contaminated
sediment from the lake. The Draft RAP is expected to be released for
public review and comment in early 2012. A public meeting will be held
during the comment period, and written and verbal comments on the
Draft RAP will be accepted at that time.”