As we reported earlier, the EPA allowed the Air Force to transfer a 62-acre parcel of the former McClellan Air Force Base in California to Sacramento County, prior to its removal from the Superfund site list. An EPA release states that a ceremony Aug. 27 “marked the first time that the military will fund a private party to conduct clean up in conjunction with redevelopment at a Superfund site.” The Air Force is paying the country $11.2 million, which the county will pay to McClelland Business Park to clean up the property. The base has been on the Superfund list since 1987. Since then the Air Force has been working the clean up of more than 300 contaminated sites at the former maintenance depot, and it will continue to clean up the rest of the 3,000-acre facility.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.