Paul Burgarino of the East County Times reported earlier this week that Congressman George Miller had introduced legislation
The site was made a monument in 1992, largely at the urging of Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez.
The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Enhancement Act of 2009, also introduced
by Miller, aims at growing the existing monument in several ways.
The act would increase accessibility to the memorial, which is currently within the Concord Naval Weapons Station.
Advanced reservations are required to visit.
It also would authorize the Interior Department to work with Concord and the East Bay Regional Park District to establish a center to educate visitors about Port Chicago. The National Park Service also would be responsible for the memorial’s upkeep.
The CLAYCORD.com blog also posted the news.