Is George AFB the Air Force’s Camp Lejeune?

Is the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453, ″ the Air Force’s Camp Lejeune? Yes!

Some people have asked why it is taking so long to get help for the families of George AFB. My response is that the DOD is a formidable opponent with virtually unlimited resources.

At some point, senior management within the DOD made a decision that it was more important to cover up the problem at its contaminated bases than help the American Citizens that it harmed.(…)

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George AFB’s CERCLA §120(h) Deed Restrictions 0

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board recently released the “Deed Restrictions” for George Air Force Base that are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §120(h). Because of these CERCLA §120(h) Deed Restrictions, we now know that there were numerous Completed Exposure Pathways (CEPs) to the George AFB personnel, their families,(…)

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What can I do to get help for others and myself? 0

I was stationed at George AFB, and I think that my health problems are connected to the toxic contamination at George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453.″ Request a complete and unredacted copy, printout, or export of your  military personnel, health, and medical records from the National Personnel Records Center. Contact a VA attorney or(…)

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George AFB’s Missing Completed Exposure Pathways Assessment

George AFB’s Missing Completed Exposure Pathways Assessment 0

Over fifty thousand people may have been exposed to hazardous substances at and from the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453.″ Prior to the closure of George AFB in December 1992, the Air Force conducted “epidemiological, environmental, and health surveys” for the base personnel, their families, and civilian employees. However, the Air Force(…)

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Contact Deborah Lee James, SECAF

Contact Deborah Lee James, SECAF 0

What can I do? Contact the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, the President, your Senators, and Congressman or Congresswoman and request a new Public Health Assessment for George AFB. Over fifty thousand people may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals at the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″ and surrounding community. We desperately need the Agency(…)

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Whistleblowers Wanted!

Whistleblowers Wanted! 0

Whistleblowers – Report fraud, waste, abuse, violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption. Wanted Documents! Information about Air Force officials intentionally misleading Congress and the Defense Secretary’s Commission on Base Realignment and Closure during the 1988 hearings. See: Ex-officers: Air Force lied about(…)

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George AFB’s Children

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I have received dozens of personal accounts about miscarriages, stillbirths, birth defects, and childhood cancers at George Air Force Base.  Here are some excerpts from these accounts: “When I arrived at the base [George AFB] in Oct 81, they told us during our inbrief that there was a high infant mortality rate and females should(…)

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George AFB’s Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste Sites

George AFB’s Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste Sites 0

Potential Contaminants of Concern at the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″ Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), Aviation [Avgas], Benzene, Chlordane, Diesel, Explosives (UXO, MEC) [Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) / Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC)], Gasoline, Heating Oil / Fuel Oil, MTBE / TBA / Other Fuel Oxygenates, Munitions Debris (MD), Nitrate, Other(…)

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George AFB’s Housing – Completed Exposure Pathways

George AFB’s Housing – Completed Exposure Pathways 1

ATSDR Public Health Assessment for George Air Force Base, CA In the 1998 Public Health Assessment for George Air Force Base the ATSDR made the following statements: “ATSDR did not identify any completed exposure pathways from George AFB to children at nearby schools or residential areas.” Page 27 “Soil at George AFB does not represent an apparent(…)

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Southeast Disposal Area – Completed Exposure Pathways

Southeast Disposal Area – Completed Exposure Pathways 0

Supply Wells The SEDA is physically located about ¼ mile upstream of the Drinking Water Supply Wells for George AFB, Adelanto, CA, several homes, and the former Victor Valley Country Club.  Unfortunately, the groundwater flows northeast from the SEDA, directly toward these drinking water supply wells.  This created a potential exposure to tens of thousands of(…)

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George Air Force Base Intro

George Air Force Base Intro 0

Did the Department of Defense (DOD) misrepresent the nature and extent of the environmental contamination at the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″?  Yes. (see: George AFB’s Children, Exposure Pathways, Health Problems, Personal Accounts, and Dr. Sabol) In doing so, the DOD wasted in excess of $124,700,000.00(1) of the taxpayers’ money, and unnecessarily endangered(…)

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Request For A New Public Health Assessment

Request For A New Public Health Assessment 0

I am requesting that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conduct a new Public Health Assessment for the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453.” The Department of Defense (DOD) deliberately misled the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the American people about the hazardous substances at George Air Force(…)

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John R. Sabol, J.D., P.E.

John R. Sabol, J.D., P.E. 0

John Richard Sabol, J.D., P.E. (21 December 1932 – 3 August 2000) was the Chief Environmental & Contracting Programming / Community Planner / Construction Engineer for George Air Force Base, CA from June 1976 to February 1981. Dr. Sabol Letter # 1 “Dear Frank, In accordance with our past discussions, this letter should serve to summarize(…)

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Brigadier General H. Huston George

Brigadier General H. Huston George 0

George AFB was named in honor of Brigadier General Harold Huston George (1892-1942), a World War I fighter ace, General George directed air operations in defense of the fortified islands in Manila Bay at the beginning of World War II. He died on 29 April 1942, in an aircraft accident near Darwin, Australia. Photo courtesy of(…)

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Radioactive Waste Disposal at George AFB

Radioactive Waste Disposal at George AFB 0

US Government Reports, Letters, Personal Accounts, and Newspaper Articles Hq USAF survey letter – Radioactive Waste Disposal, Hq, SCN 71-28 – AF – February 1971  George AFB was notified by HQ USAF that its radioactive waste burial sites were to be accounted for, fenced off, and clearly marked. They were not. Burial of Radioactive Waste in the USAF – 15 March(…)

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George AFB Administrative Record 0

Three hundred and one documents have been deleted or pulled from the United States Air Force (USAF) Administrative Record (AR) for George Air Force Base. Source accessed on:  10 April 2011

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George AFB’s Schools – Completed Exposure Pathways 0

The former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″ was redeveloped under President Clinton’s expedited environmental cleanup “Fast-Track” and the EPA’s Brownfields program. The Adelanto School District operated two schools on George AFB.  Unfortunately, both schools remained open for about 10 years after George AFB closed in 1992. Harold H. George Visual & Performing Arts Elementary School was located at 17738 Nevada Avenue, Victorville, CA 92394.(…)

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Due Diligence

Due Diligence 0

Beware of Feds Bearing Gifts According to the 1994 GAO report, GAO/NSIAD-95-3 page 29, the Federal government gave Victorville, et al. $1,454,786.00 in grants to help develop accept and assume liability for the former George Air Force Base, CA, “Superfund ID: CA2570024453.″ See: Reuse Plans for Selected Bases Closed in 1988 and 1991 – November 1994(…)

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Mojave River Basin

Mojave River Basin 0

Because George Air Force Base is in the Mojave Desert, protection of the water supply is of critical concern. Unfortunately,George AFB’s contamination has seriously damaged the fragile aquifer system of the Mojave River Ground-Water Basin that has been in a state of overdraft since the early 1950′s.  For more information: Mojave River – Mojave Water(…)

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Names and Commands

Names and Commands 0

Established as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School: 23 June 1941 Construction Began: 12 July 1941 Occupied: 25 October 1941 Renamed Victorville Army Flying School: 6 February 1942 Renamed Victorville Army Air Field: 23 April 1943 Renamed Victorville Air Force Base: 13 January 1948 Renamed George Air Force Base: 2 June 1950 Closed: December 1992(…)

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Victorville Federal Correctional Complex

Victorville Federal Correctional Complex 0

If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requires the Air Force to make full disclosure of known and suspected contaminants when the property is transferred.  Why are the Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force (AF), and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) blocking the(…)

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Transferred to Civilian Use 0

The Secretary of Defense announced the closure of George Air Force Base under the Base Closure and Realignment Act 5 January 1989. George AFB was deactivated December 15, 1992. President Bill Clinton fast-tracked George AFB environmental cleanup program so base property could be quickly transferred to the community for reuse. “Five-Part Plan for Revitalizing Base Closure Communities,” President William Clinton,(…)

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Drinking Water – Completed Exposure Pathways

Drinking Water – Completed Exposure Pathways 0

George Air Force Base’s contaminated drinking water provided a Completed Exposure Pathway (CEP) Supply wells → water → civilians, military personnel and their family members, and surrounding community This contaminated drinking water provided the following “Completed Exposure Pathways” Ingestion: Drinking water, cooking Dermal Contact: bathing, showering, swimming pool, occupational exposures Inhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs): showering, swamp coolers(…)

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Important Documents – Timeline

Important Documents – Timeline 0

1971 February – Hq USAF survey letter – Radioactive Waste Disposal, Hq, SCN 71-28 – AF George AFB was notified by HQ USAF that that all of its radioactive waste burial sites were to be accounted for, fenced off, and clearly marked. They were not. 1972 March – Burial of Radioactive Waste in the USAF – AF Positive responses George(…)

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DoD’s Culpability For Contamination

DoD’s Culpability For Contamination 0

I am trying to document when the Department of Defense (DoD) knew or suspected it had a problem with environmental contamination at its facilities, installations, or bases. To do this, I am trying to find the earliest DoD reports or documents that address specific environmental contamination or health hazards at the DoD’s installations. e.g., Radiation, Trichloroethylene, Burn pits, Incinerators, and(…)

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DoD’s Breach of Trust

DoD’s Breach of Trust 0

Because the Department of Defense (DoD) has not acknowledged the true nature and extent of the environmental contamination at the former George AFB, and its Completed Exposure Pathways (CEP): Doctors cannot treat the toxic exposures of base personnel and family members. Military personnel are being defrauded of their Medical Discharge, Military Pension, and medical care(…)

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Industrial Waste – Completed Exposure Pathways

Industrial Waste – Completed Exposure Pathways 0

From 1965 to 1 December 1981, the Air Force dumped 5,578,400 gallons of industrial waste containing known carcinogens into the sewer at the former George Air Force Base, CA. This provided the following Completed Exposure Pathway (CEP): Industrial Waste → Sewer → Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) → STP’s Percolation Ponds → STP’s Percolation Ponds effluent (outflow) → Chlorinator → Golf Course Irrigation → Supply Wells for George(…)

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Burn Pits and Incinerators – Completed Exposure Pathways

Burn Pits and Incinerators – Completed Exposure Pathways 0

The Burn Pits and Incinerators at George Air Force Base provided a Completed Exposure Pathway (CEP) Burn Pits and Incinerators → known carcinogens and respiratory sensitizers →  air → civilians, military personnel and their family members The Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force failed to notify the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of this potential exposure pathway for(…)

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Ocean Dumping of Radioactive Waste

Ocean Dumping of Radioactive Waste 0

Burial of Radioactive Waste in the USAF Page 26, section (2), refers to burial of radioactive waste at sea in 2 locations. 1. 72° 43” west longitude: 38° 40” north latitude, 2. 123° 6” west longitude: 37° 40” north latitude “(2) Burial at Sea Burial of radioactive wastes at sea has been authorized. Burial in inland lakes is prohibited.(…)

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