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Hensley Field is closer to a makeover, but Dallas, be patient

Dallas Morning News

June 15, 2021

DALLAS MORNING NEWS - Environmental cleanup process demands care and transparency.

Danny Reible, a chemical engineering professor at Texas Tech University who has studied contamination in military facilities, told us that there is no “set way” to remediate former military sites because that work depends on site conditions and planned future uses. 
The Navy agreed in a 2002 court settlement to clean up Hensley Field to “residential standards,” the most stringent and the costliest type of environmental remediation. However, a site where part of the land is reserved for housing and where the rest of the property is contemplated for other uses doesn't have to be cleaned up to residential standards in its entirety, Reible said.

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