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As remediation nears completion, an environmental cap will be constructed over the Ascon Site and planted with drought-tolerant native vegetation. One of the flowering plants will be the Sky Lupine, a fragrant flower that provides a habitat for pollinators: bees, birds and butterflies.
Learn more about what will be planted on the environmental cap at Ascon at the Future of the Site tab.
SECURITY: 24-hour onsite security continues. Security may not be visible at the entrance gates. The Ascon security personnel are primarily within the Site conducting daytime and nighttime patrols of the 38-acre property. In addition to 24/7 onsite security, there are regular visits by air quality technicians, Site inspectors and Site maintenance personnel.
- DTSC continues its ongoing weekly inspections of Ascon.
- City of Huntington Beach continues its regular stormwater inspections of Ascon.
- Regular inspection of the “Pit F” tent will be conducted.
- Regular inspections are conducted by Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District of the onsite detention basins and other areas of the Ascon Site where water may be detained.
NEARBY ACTIVITIES: Please note there are activities unrelated to Ascon at the former tank farm property, south of Ascon and adjacent to Magnolia Street.
Air monitoring resumes this morning at approximately 7 am. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) permitted a brief pause on daily air sampling and monitoring both onsite and at offsite locations to allow our personnel to be with their families over the holidays, beginning Wednesday, December 23 through Monday, January 4.
For more information about Ascon’s air monitoring and data sharing, please visit the Actively Monitoring Air Quality page on this website. Data is submitted to DTSC and shared on their online document archive, Envirostor. To view archived air monitoring results posted by DTSC on Envirostor, click on “Community Involvement Documents” and scroll to “Updates and Information.”
Work at Ascon is being conducted under Site safety protocols regarding COVID-19. These practices apply to air quality professionals and other team members who may be outside the fence conducting work. We ask for the community’s support of these safety practices by maintaining physical distancing to allow these professionals to focus on their work and stay safe.
Have a Question or Concern?
Please contact the Ascon community information line at 714-388-1825 or email [email protected] If there is a potential emergency, please call 911. Find information about Pit F and view telemetry air monitoring data here. Sign up for AsconAlert, an opt-in community alert system for the Ascon project here.
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