Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) secured $20 million to replace a fuel storage tank at Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL). The tank replacement is part of the on-going effort to clean up a fuel plume beneath the scenic hills of Point Loma and to modernize operations at NBPL, the largest defense fuel terminal on the west coast.
"Having lived in Point Loma, I know how important it is to the neighbors and the community that the Navy clean up the fuel plume and replace the faulty tanks," said Davis, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. "This funding keeps that process on track so residents of Point Loma can have the peace of mind they deserve."
Since the discovery of the fuel plume in 2006, Davis has led the effort in Congress to secure federal funding to clean up the fuel plume and modernize NBPL to protect the neighborhood from future contamination. Davis has secured $195 million for the project.
She helped pass legislation to speed up the start of the project and has insisted that the Navy work with the residents of Point Loma for the duration of the improvements at the naval base.
The funding was approved by the House Armed Services Committee as part of the annual bill authorizing defense spending. The bill heads to the full House for consideration.