NEW! Fort Ord Cleanup Fact Sheet: Preliminary Assessment for Per– and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

In 2020, the Army conducted a review of historical activities at the former Fort Ord to determine whether a release of PFAS may have occurred and to identify potential sources and types of release. The results are summarized in a report that is available at

Extensive site-wide research and investigations, including interviews with site personnel, were conducted during the development of this report, which was reviewed by USEPA, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB).

The report indicates there was limited historical use of PFAS-containing material at the former Fort Ord.

Next Step: The Army will conduct a Preliminary Assessment (PA) for PFAS at the former Fort Ord. If the results indicate further investigation is needed to determine if a release of PFAS has occurred, the Army will conduct an SI with additional soil and groundwater sampling.

Click here for a copy of the fact sheet.