SOUTH SAN JOSE -- Mount Umunhum, which towers above Silicon Valley, is in line for $3.2 million in federal toxic cleanup funds.
The news means Mount Umunhum could finally be reopened to the public, 50 years after the Air Force moved in and contaminated the soil with toxins.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District owns Mount Um, and estimates it'll cost $11 million to get rid of 88 abandoned Air Force buildings atop the mountain.
That project could begin this spring, with the goal of reopening the city's tallest peak to the public as soon as possible.
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The Air Force used the mountain between 1957 and 1980, as a radar station.