In 1990, all 28,000 acres of Ford Ord was listed on the National Priorities List. Sites of concern included areas where the following activities has been documented: firing ranges, hazardous waste storage, vehicle maintenance, motor pools, dry cleaners, sewage treatment plants and unregulated disposal. 
General areas of concern included:
- Groundwater quality
- Contaminants from base activities
- Distribution of organic chemicals
- Seawater intrusion
Further details on acceleration measures, accomplishments, remedial investigation/feasibility study, areas of concern and sites of concern can be found on the former Fort Ord Environmental Cleanup website.
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