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Two Mather Soil Vapor Extraction units achieve cleanup goals - The Air Force’s remediation program at the former Mather Air Force Base took another major step forward this summer when two Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) units were found to have achieved their cleanup goals. Read more.


Closed Air Force Bases Open for Green Business: Recycling on a grand scale Whether it's small as a cell phone or big as a 5,000-acre Air Force base, it can be recycled. Many recycling businesses have opened shop at former Air Force bases, now serving as recycling centers for everything from toasters to paint.
Whether it's small as a cell phone or big as a 5,000-acre Air Force base, it can be recycled. Many recycling businesses have opened shop at former Air Force bases, now serving as recycling centers for everything from toasters to paint.

Video - Former Mather AFB Biological Opinion More than 1,200 acres of land will be preserved and managed to protect sensitive habitats and tiny animals living here at the former Mather Air Force Base.
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Sacramento librarians have compiled a new book looking at the 100-year history of Mather Field. The book will be released by Acadia Publishing on January 9, 2012.
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Air Force Real Property Agency applauded for literally going the extra mile
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EPA Sign-Off Clears Way For 4,000-acre Transfer At Former Mather AFB ~ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed off on cleanup certification paperwork that clears the way for transferring more than 4,000 acres of the former Mather Air Force Base property to the public.
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Army Corps Awards $5 Million Contract for Psychiatric Hospital at Mather The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5 million contract to a Reno, Nevada firm to build an inpatient mental health facility at the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System at the former Mather Air Force Base.

Air Force awards cleanup contract for former Mather Air Force Base ~ Five and a half year, $8.57 million contract saves Air Force more than $16 million in cleanup costs The Air Force announced today the award of a multi-year performance-based contract to URS Group, Inc. to perform environmental restoration activities at the former Mather Air Force Base in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Air Force, community reps plant trees across America In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Air Force Real Property Agency officials enlisted the participation of people in 40 communities to plant a tree at one of 40 former and active Air Force bases.

Green Businesses Sprouting at Closed Former California Air Force Bases It may be counterintuitive to think of EPA Superfund sites as hotbeds of green technology. But as the Air Force Real Property Agency -- responsible for buying, selling and managing Air Force property worldwide -- continues cleaning, restoring and transferring property to the community, the former bases are attracting more clean, green businesses by the day.

University sought for former Mather AFB Sacramento Business Journal has reported plans to recruit a university to the former Mather Air Force Base, now known as Mather Commerce Center. Business Journal reported that Pulte, the region's largest homebuilder, is close to a development deal with Sacramento County.

Homeless find hope at closed California bases In California, as the temperature drops and the number of homeless people climbs, former Air Force bases around the state offer warm relief. Transitional housing is one of the many ways communities are using property on closed military bases for local benefit.
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