Environmental Testing & Cleanup

Environmental stewardship is an important aspect of Lockheed Martin Corporation's commitment to the communities in which we operate. As such, the Corporation has assumed responsibility for the assessment and cleanup of environmental impacts from the former American Beryllium Company site located at 1600 Tallevast Road in Tallevast, Manatee County, Florida. Assessment and cleanup activities are being conducted pursuant to the requirements detailed in Consent Order No. 04-1328 executed by and between Lockheed Martin and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, effective July 28, 2004.

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Background & Timeline
When Lockheed Martin discovered groundwater contamination in 2000, the corporation immediately notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and began voluntary site cleanup.

Defining the Site
When initially involved in the former ABC facility, Lockheed Martin performed a number of assessments to define and gauge the extent of the plume area within the site. These various assessments then determined the focus of remediation efforts to follow.

Interim Cleanup Efforts
Prior to distributing the annual Remedial Action Plan report, Lockheed Martin produces Interim Remedial Action Reports and Plans to document the short-term focus of remediation activities.

Plans for Remediation
Lockheed Martin formally documents remediation efforts at and around the former ABC facility in yearly Remedial Action Plan Reports and Work Plans.

Additional Remediation Efforts
Lockheed Martin has undertaken other measures to benefit the environmental remediation activities at and around the former ABC facility.

Correspondence Efforts
Throughout cleanup activities, Lockheed Martin has openly submitted notifications and maintained correspondence with Tallevast residents and state and local government agencies regarding the status of remediation efforts.

Resources & Terms
Learn more about environmental remediation in general and explore other sources of remediation information for the former Loral American Beryllium Company site in particular.