Bloomberg Law
Nov. 7, 2019, 5:29 PM

NASA Cleaning Up Toxic Legacy in Florida as New Tenants Move In

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

NASA is still working to clean up the toxic legacy of its space launch program, even as it shifts into a role as landlord for commercial space projects from SpaceX Corp., The Boeing Co., Blue Origin LLC, and Northrop Grumman Corp.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Fla., is becoming a commercial spaceport after decades of hosting only the federal government’s space shuttle program.

Commercial tenants’ activities, like OneWeb’s satellite manufacturing facility and Blue Origin’s rocket factory, have grown over the past few years.

Michael J. Deliz, remediation program manager ...

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