Lendrum Court is located in the northwest corner of the Presidio,
north of Doyle Drive, in the North Fort Scott Area, entirely within Area B.
This residential area of the Presidio includes Lendrum Court, Armistead Road,
Hoffman Street, and Ramsel Court.
The Trust performed selective soil testing to investigate
the presence of Army-era debris found beneath the ground surface in the Lendrum
Court Area. The subsurface debris includes abundant glass, ceramics, and
terra cotta, as well as lesser quantities of cobbles, brick, charcoal, wire,
metal, small animal bones, and burned wood and ash. Lead and other chemicals were
detected at concentrations that could potentially pose a human health or
ecologic risk if individuals are exposed to contaminated soils through
ingestion, inhalation or dermal contact. Of particular concern is the presence
of glass at the ground surface. The glass and contaminated soils have been
brought to the ground surface via gopher activity, increasing the potential for
The Trust reported the sample results for the debris
fill to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
(DTSC). The results are described in a report titled Lendrum Court
Investigation Summary Report and Risk Screening Evaluation. Under the
direction and oversight of the DTSC, the Trust is conducting additional
investigation to define the extent of debris soils and to develop action plans
to prevent human and ecologic contact with the debris.
Progress through Spring 2014
The Trust is implementing temporary actions to minimize potential human exposure to the debris found in Lendrum Court while permanent remedial actions
2014 through Fall 2014
Under the direction of DTSC, the Trust will conduct additional
sampling and testing in the neighboring North Fort Scott neighborhoods and within Lendrum Court to delineate the full extent of the debris, confirm what
chemicals are of concern, and determine if any risk is posed to individuals living in and
visiting the neighborhood.
2014 through Winter 2014
Once the extent of the debris and its nature is defined, the
Trust and DTSC will develop final actions to mitigate the problem. The Trust is expediting
the remedial actions.
Summer 2015 through
Final restoration of the neighborhood is completed.
Presidio Trust Remediation Program Manager
Supervising Hazardous Substances
Department of Toxic Substances