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Environmental Restoration Sites

The environmental restoration activities at Travis AFB started with investigations that identified the following site conditions:

  • Soils at Travis AFB have been impacted by past disposal practices.  The primary contaminants detected in the surface and subsurface soil were Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and pesticides.
  • Surface water in the storm sewers and Union Creek had been impacted by past discharges.  The primary surface water contaminant is trichloroethene (TCE).
  • Organic compounds from past disposal practices have impacted groundwater.  The primary groundwater contaminants are TCE, benzene, pesticides, 1,2-dichloroethane (DCA), 1,1-dichloroethene (DCE), and chlorobenzene.  These contaminants are distributed in several individual source areas rather than one major source area.
  • The groundwater beneath Travis AFB is located about 10 to 15 feet below ground surface in primarily low permeable silt and clay.  The groundwater is not used to supply water to the base but does flow toward nearby off-base areas where it could be used for domestic and stock watering purposes.

Locations of the Travis AFB sites are shown in the above figure.  Each site has been given a name within the Air Force's Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) that is used for tracking progress. Site descriptions and a summary of current site conditions are provided by clicking the links below. 

Site List 
SD001 - Union Creek Storm Sewer System 
FT002 - Fire Training Area #1 
FT003 - Fire Training Area #2 
FT004 - Fire Training Area #3 
FT005 - Fire Training Area #4 
LF006 - Landfill #1 
LF007 - Landfill #2 
LF008 - Landfill #3 
OT010 - Sludge Disposal Area 
RW013 - Low-Level Radioactive Burial Site #2 
SS014 - Former Jet Fuel Spill Area 
SS015 - Former Solvent Spill Area 
SS016 - Former Oil Spill Area 
WP017 - Inactive Oxidation Ponds 
ST018 - North/South Gas Stations 
OT019 - Grazing Management Units 7&8 
ST027 - TF-33 Test Stand Area 
ST028 - Buildings 363 & 1201 
SS029 - Monitoring Well 329 
SS030 - Monitoring Well 269 
SD031 - Building 1205 
ST032 - Monitoring Well 246 
SD033 - Storm Sewer System B 
SD034 - Building 811 
SS035 - Buildings 818 & 819 
SD036 - Building 872 
SD037 - Sanitary Sewer 
DP039 - Building 755 
SS041 - Building 905 
SD042 - Buildings 929, 931 & 940 
SD043 - Building 916 
LF044 - Landfill X 
SD045 - Former Small Arms Range 
SS046 - Railhead Munitions Staging Area

Two sites not shown in the above figure are TA500 (Reservoir Facilities 1514 and 1518) and TS060 (Old Skeet Range).  TA500 is actually an off-base groundwater site in an annex that provides drinking water to the base.  TS060 is a soil site that is being addressed under the Military Munitions Response Program.

contact us

Phone: (707) 424-4321
E-Mail:enviropa@travis.af.mil

feedback

If you would like to provide feedback on this website, its contents, or on any matter concerning the Travis AFB Environmental Cleanup Program, please email the base Environmental Coordinator at enviropa@travis.af.mil

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