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:

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Water Board will host a virtual community meeting to discuss what a Risk Assessment Report is, what are risk management decisions and how are they determined, and what next steps to anticipate. The meeting will include a formal presentation followed by questions and answers. A recording of the meeting will be posted to the Ford Project Website.
The public will also be provided with an opportunity to participate in this meeting by phone.
When: Thursday, November 5, 2020: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: Zoom meeting:
• Join by phone: Dial 1-669-900-9128 and enter access code 864 0602 7925 #

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 1 – April 2018
Community Fact Sheet 2 – September 2018
Community Fact Sheet 3 - October 2019
Community Fact Sheet 4 - May 28 2020
Community Fact Sheet 5 – August 2020
Vapor Intrusion FAQs
Trichloroethene (TCE or trichloroethylene) Fact Sheet
California Environmental Protection Agency, Air Resources Board - Indoor Air Quality Guideline

Community Events - These documents can be accessed via the on-line GeoTracker database:

May 2019 Informational Meeting Presentation
September 27, 2018 Open House poster boards
November 10, 2018 Informational Meeting Presentation
February 28, 2019 Informational Meeting Presentation




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