SACRAMENTO -- The U.S. Air Force wants stick the city of Sacramento with a toxic waste dump.
The military is burying soil contaminated with the carcinogen Radium-226 at the old McClellan Air Force Base, with plans to hand the land over to the city by 2019.
The Center for Investigative Reporting says state laws forbid the actual burying and the city just wants the area for fire training -- not a landfill, too.
"The United States government just has to accept that it didn't take very good care of a lot of land on a lot of military bases, and will have to be responsible for cleaning it up," City Manager John Shirey said.
The Air Force tells The Center they're hoping to wait things out, and that regulations may change under another governor.