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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

  • OU5 Palos Verdes Shelf: 
    • Fish Consumption Advisory:  California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued health warnings for consumption of certain fish off Palos Verdes and other Southern California sites in 2009.
    • White Croaker Commercial Fishing Ban:  In 1990, the California Department of Fish and Game closed commercial fishing of white croaker on the Palos Verdes Shelf and nearby areas due to health risks posed by DDT and PCB contamination. Commercial fishing for other species of fish is permitted.
    • White Croaker Bag Limit:  In 1998, the Department of Fish and Game established a bag limit for white croaker on the Palos Verdes Shelf and nearby aras to address the concern that sport fishermen may be illegally selling their white croaker catch to markets.

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