The Lockheed Martin Groundwater Treatment Facility, formerly the Loral American Beryllium Company (ABC) site, is situated on slightly more than five acres at 1600 Tallevast Road in Tallevast, Florida. ABC was an ultra-precision machine parts manufacturing plant, where metals were milled, lathed and drilled into various components. The plant was shut down in September 1996 after Lockheed Martin acquired Loral and assumed ownership of the facility.
The property contained five primary buildings covering approximately 66,300 square feet. All five buildings were dismantled. With the discovery of groundwater contamination in 2000, Lockheed Martin immediately notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and began voluntary site cleanup.
Lockheed Martin and it's contract team conducted extensive investigations, collected significant design data, and gathered input from the FDEP and the community's independent technical experts to ensure the contamination was fully investigated and delineated.
The Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Addendum is the culmination of substantial work conducted by Lockheed Martin, its contractors, the local community's technical experts, community members, and the State to design the best solutions for reducing human exposure to on-facility soil and for cleaning up groundwater contamination from the former ABC site.
The FDEP approved the RAP Addendum in November 2010 and construction of the Groundwater Treatment System was completed in summer of 2013. All testing is expected to be completed and the system online and fully operational by 2014.
Lockheed Martin is committed to its partnership with the Tallevast community. We have and will continue to invest in the environmental, health and economic needs of the community. We do this because these efforts are fair, just and right. Over the years, we’ve worked closely with the FDEP, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Health and community organizations to safeguard the health of Tallevast residents.
In addition, Lockheed Martin offers medical support, property value protection and well closure incentives to Tallevast residents. Lockheed Martin has also stayed active in Manatee and Sarasota County schools, supporting such programs as The Technology Students Association, The Manatee Education Foundation, Science Institute for Teaching and other workshops for teachers and students to enhance the school system in Tallevast. Learn more about our community commitments »
- November 1 - November 30 2013 Activity Report
- September 30 - October 31 2013 Activity Report
- September 16 - October 5 2013 Activity Report
- September 9 - September 28 2013 Activity Report
- September 2 - September 21 2013 Activity Report
- August 26- September 14 2013 Activity Report
- August 19 - September 7 2013 Activity Report
- August 12 - August 31 2013 Activity Report
- Silence is Sound of Progress in Groundwater Treatment System Construction Summer 2012 Newsletter
Lockheed Martin Honored by State of Florida for Innovative STEM Education
July 24, 2013: Lockheed Martin has been honored with the 2013 Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award for innovate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) contributions to the Manatee County School System. Read the entire story
Friday, May 10, 2013
Blog Updates Less Frequent as Testing and Training Continues
As we move toward startup of the water treatment facility, our operator training and pre-system startup activities are continuing on the Lockheed Martin site. All this training and testing is necessary to make sure the system is fully ready before it is started up.
Since these same activities will continue for several weeks, I won’t be posting this blog as frequently as I have in the past. But I’ll be sure to post any new information as it occurs.
In the meantime, if anyone has any questions about these construction activities, please give me a call at 941-554-3862 or 1-800-449-4486 and I’ll do my best to get the appropriate answers to your questions