Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aeroplex sites to be tested

Fourteen environmental sites at the Mobile Aeroplex will be tested for hazardous substances. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing Mobile with $400,000 to help clean up those potentially contaminated lands on the complex and surrounding neighborhoods. Half of the funds are to test lands for hazardous substances, and the other $200,000 to test land for oil contaminants. The funds are through EPA's Brownfields Program. (Source:, 05/28/14) The Aeroplex, the former Brookley Air Force Base, is the site of multiple aerospace operations, including Airbus, ST Aerospace, Star Aviation and Continental Motors.