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Toxic vapors found in NASA Ames buildings

Original post made on May 3, 2013

The Department of Defense has found toxic vapors in several buildings at Moffett Federal Airfield, buildings that are in use by the public, the military and NASA employees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Dave Cool
a resident of another community
on May 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

The arcticle on toxins found at the Moffett didn't mention if the discovery was during a routine inspection or if it triggered by some type of event. I lived in Monta Vista for 50 years until moving out of the area in 2007. My grandfather was a laborer on the big hanger construction, and my father supervised the Ames Reserch Center. In the early 90s I worked on the construction of the hazmat containment area. It's commonly known that decades ago the military and high tech facilities in the bay area disposed or improperly stored hazardous waste. I find it hard to believe that incidents of people being exposed to health hazards at these places in the 21st century are still surfacing. I fully realize that Silicon Valley and the bay area for that matter, came to be in large part because of our military bases. I'm thankful for the great childhood I had in the shadow of many of the bases, and 40 years of construction work it afforded me afterwards. We do have the technology to monitor these sites autonomously. Thank You. I miss the south peninsula!