Santa Ana Region -


Former Ford Aeronutronics Facility, Newport Beach

Vapor intrusion assessment activities are ongoing for volatile organic compounds (principally trichloroethylene, a carcinogen) that are present in soil vapor beneath some residential and commercial properties at the former Ford Aeronutronics site in the City of Newport Beach.

Upcoming Former Ford Aeronutronics Facility Community Meetings:

TENTATIVE DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Times: 4:00PM – 5:30PM and 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Newport Beach Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive, Civic Center Room
Newport Beach, CA 92660

In response to community interest, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is hosting informational meetings regarding the soil vapor investigation at the former Ford Aeronutronics site. Each of the next two meetings will consist of a half-hour presentation on recent environmental work, sampling results and next steps. Afterward a panel of subject matter experts will be convened to answer questions. A one-on-one discussion with the experts is possible after the panel discussion.

How To Stay Informed
Sign-up to receive project updates and notifications of public meetings:

The Water Board has created a subscription email list specifically for information about the Former Ford Aeronutronics Facility. Signing up will allow the Water Board to email you about upcoming public participation events or when reports documenting results have been uploaded to GeoTracker, a state database that contains data and information about the Ford site.

How to Subscribe: Visit the following link, fill out your name and email address, and select Former Ford Aeronutronics Facility, Newport Beach. Once signed up, a confirmation email will be sent to you that requires you to confirm your subscription.

State Water Resource Control Board’s GeoTracker Online Database
Information such as reports and regulatory responses regarding the Former Ford Aeronutronics Facility can be accessed via on-line GeoTracker database.

Informational Resources
Community Fact Sheet No. 1 – April 2018
Community Fact Sheet No. 2 – Sept. 2018
Vapor Intrusion FAQs
Trichloroethene (TCE or trichloroethylene) Fact Sheet
California Environmental Protection Agency, Air Resources Board - Indoor Air Quality Guideline

Community Events
September 27, 2018 Open House poster boards
November 10, 2018 Informational Meeting Presentation



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