Here’s an update from LA City Engineer Gary Lee. Also, LAFD went underground last week… Read below.
Here’s the inside scoop / summary of accessing underneath the Nike Missle site:
1st step – General meeting at the site with City agencies, including the Fire Department to discuss and formulate a plan. This was done on January 5, 2012.
2nd step – On Wednesday, January 18th, the Fire Department opened the doors to do a thorough inspection, and material sampling. This day was for Fire Department access only. No other persons were allowed to enter the site due to the uncertainties that present themselves, e.g., unsafe conditions, unsafe ventilation, dust, the potential for unknown hazardous materials, the presence of rattle snakes, spiders, scorpions, field rats, etc.
3rd step – Analyze material samples and test for hazardous substances, e.g., asbestos. This step should take about one week, which means the earliest for potential non-Fire Department persons, including City personnel is approximately the week of January 30th.