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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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Redevelopment at the Site

The San Fernando Valley (Area 2) Superfund site (SFV Area 2) is one of four Superfund sites located in California’s San Fernando Valley. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. The San Fernando Valley groundwater basin provides drinking water to residents within the Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale, and the La Crescenta Water District. Contamination resulted from a range of industrial operations. The site consists of contaminated groundwater covering about 6,680 acres near the Crystal Springs Well Field in the Cities of Los Angeles and Glendale. The site supports industrial, residential, recreational and commercial land uses. A groundwater pump-and-treat system to address volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination began operating under EPA oversight in 2000. Remedial designs for enhancements to the VOC remedy to improve capture are in progress.  An evaluation of the potential for vapor intrusion across Area 2, which will be performed under EPA oversight, is in the planning phase. In 2004, EPA began investigating chromium contamination at the site. EPA created the Glendale Chromium Operable Unit in 2007 to characterize chromium contamination in groundwater and to evaluate potential remedial alternatives.  EPA is in the process of finalizing the Remedial Investigation.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 3 people and generated an estimated $575,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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