The Fort Irwin Expansion Plan Los Angeles Power Supply and Air Quality Issues
RESOURCES THREATENED BY THE FORT IRWIN EXPANSION
- The expansion proposal would allow tank training as close as 500 meters to the major power line that carries electricity from Utah and Nevada to Los Angeles.
- This contravenes a prior agreement with DWP to maintain at least a one mile buffer. The Department of Water and Power are concerned about the serious and real risks to their power supply posed by accidents and by dust which could short the conductors on the pylons.
- A study from the Environmental Working Group in 1997 ranked NTC as the second largest generator of particulate pollution in California, generating 28,000 tons of microscopic dust particles a year. More acres for tank training will only translate into more air pollution.