IRVINE: The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that toxic runoff from the former El Toro Air base poses no threat to nearby residents, backing the city and water district’s contention that ongoing cleanup efforts are proceeding as planned.

IRVINE The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that toxic runoff from the former El Toro Air base poses no threat to nearby residents, backing the city and water district’s contention that ongoing cleanup efforts are proceeding as planned.

City officials hope the EPA’s determination will allay concern about the toxic plume, which resulted from more than 30 years use of a solvent with trichloroethylene, or TCE, which was later found to be a carcinogen. The removal of the TCE is among a handful of cleanup projects making way for the Great Park and adjacent development.

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