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U.S. EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON WASTE DISPOSAL SUPERFUND SITE
Release Date: 6/10/1996
Contact Information: Lois Grunwald, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1588
(San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced that it will hold a public meeting to discuss cleanup activities for the Waste Disposal Inc. (WDI) Superfund site in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
The public is invited to attend the meeting Thursday, June 13, 1996, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the South Whittier Intermediate School Auditorium/Cafeteria, 13243 E. Los Nietos Rd., Whittier, Calif. The meeting will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the cleanup plan and ask questions regarding past and future work.
In 1993, U.S. EPA decided on a cleanup plan and ordered the Waste Disposal Inc. Group (WDIG), a group of companies responsible for the contamination, to design the cleanup. The Agency is presently reviewing the design. The cleanup plan calls for capping the central portion of the site that includes a 42- million-gallon concrete-lined container previously used for waste disposal. Any landfill gases will be vented and treated, if necessary.
The 43-acre WDI site is a former landfill that accepted waste from oil well drilling, oil refining and other industrial operations from the late 1920s until 1964. The site includes the concrete-lined container and several unlined pits where waste was also dumped. The soil is contaminated with arsenic, polycholorinated byphenyls (PCBs), lead, pesticides, benzo-(a)- pyrene and benzene.
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