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Enter the information into the Debris Reporting Form on our website.
If you think you have debris from the fire, consider it to be hazardous and avoid contact. Enter information into portal.
Yes. There are two different companies handling two different aspects. EnviroCheck is handling the detection. ATI is handling the removal.
Dial 911 for paramedics.
Results from tests performed to date by multiple entities (including South Coast AQMD, US EPA, USN and IMT contractors) in response to the Hangar Fire Incident suggests that the main concern for asbestos exposure was from bulk debris while asbestos fibers in the air played a limited role. While several heavy metals were originally detected in mobile monitoring of the smoke plume, additional metal testing revealed these returned to normal background levels. Air monitoring of metals collected to date were under the level of concern or were not detected.
Experts from the IMT’s Environmental Unit have determined that testing indoor spaces is not necessary, thanks to reassuring test results from nearby facilities (Orange County Sheriff Department’s facilities, Public Schools, local parks, community centers).
The main focus of the response is in and around the hangar. The debris fallout reported will help guide air monitoring plans. U.S. EPA is the lead on air monitoring for this incident and is working with Unified Command.
Pet owners can walk their pets in areas that have been reopened.
Yes. But we cannot guarantee reimbursement.
If you still have visible debris from the Hangar incident on the exterior of your home or business,
i. Avoid touching suspected debris from this incident and report the debris on the portal.
ii. Avoid landscaping activities (mowing/leaf blowing/gardening) until the visible debris is appropriately removed.
iii. Follow any guidance provided by certified asbestos consultants (CAC’s).
Heating, air conditioning, and ventilation units can be turned on and used as normal.
No. Enter the information into the portal if you believe it to be debris from the hangar incident.
Cleaning methods to further reduce risks:
If you have a private pool on your property, and you suspect that hangar debris may have been captured by your pool’s skimmer basket or pump filter, you need to coordinate a time so your pool service technician, and a Certified Asbestos Contractor (CAC) can work to remove it together.
First, you should contact your pool service company (if you use one) to determine when they are available to be at your home to oversee the cleanout of the filter. Then contact a Certified Asbestos Contractor (CAC) to arrive at the same time. Detection and remediation crews working in the neighborhoods are not including private pools or pump equipment in their operations.
Although CACs are qualified to handle the removal of asbestos, they are not experts on pool pump filters. The pool service technician needs to be on site to help guide the CAC through the filter removal and will help insure there is no damage to the filter system. If you service your own pool, you can help guide the disassembly process yourself. The CAC can then safely remove the material.
If you do not believe there is any Asbestos debris in your backyard or pool area, no further action is required.
All Tustin parks are open and can be utilized without restrictions.
The hangar is surrounded by open fields. Most water will percolate into the existing soil. Tustin engineers have looked at the runoff reservoirs, and they are big enough to prevent flow of water into the storm drains.
Stormwater samples were taken at: San Diego Creek at Campus Drive and Peters Canyon Wash at Barranca Channel, both located in Irvine.
Yes. The County routinely performs stormwater sampling for the first storm of the season, and two storms afterwards. The County also performs dry weather water sampling quarterly throughout the year.
Stormwater sampling was performed on November 16, following the November 15 rainfall.
Stormwater sampling tests for a variety of pollutants, including arsenic, copper, lead, zinc, and other heavy metals. This recent stormwater sampling will allow us to compare this data to levels of metals present in previous stormwater flows. The County does not typically test for the presence of asbestos in stormwater.
We are not aware of unhealthy levels of asbestos in stormwater since the primary pathway for human health impact by asbestos is through the air.
Results by a third-party laboratory are typically available in approximately four weeks.
The fire is still under investigation and will take several weeks to complete.