Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. (SALINAS PLANT)
SALINAS, CA

Redevelopment

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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 256-acre Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Superfund site is located in an agricultural area in Salinas, California. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company used the facility for tire manufacturing from 1963 until 1980. During this period, factory operators used a variety of chemicals that contaminated the soil and groundwater. After the facility closed, Firestone conducted interim cleanup measures, including constructing and operating a groundwater treatment system and removing contaminated soil. In 1987, EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). EPA required Firestone to expand its groundwater treatment system. Successful groundwater treatment met the required standards. After the tire manufacturing facility closed, redevelopers built the Firestone Business Park at the site. The commercial park provides space for several small and medium-size businesses. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2005.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 15 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 615 people and generated an estimated $92,048,940 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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