Superfund Site: BARCELONETA LANDFILL
FLORIDA AFUERA, PR
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The 20-acre Barceloneta Landfill site is an inactive landfill in Florida Afuera, Puerto Rico. About 300 tons of hazardous wastes are located in the three sinkholes that make up the landfill. There are no barriers to keep wastes from moving into the groundwater; the limestone formations underlying the area could allow contaminants to move rapidly. Drinking water comes from groundwater in the area. People also use it for irrigation. No contamination has been found off site. EPA cleaned up the site by capping the disposal areas with a cover system in 2000. Long-term monitoring of the remedy is ongoing. Under current conditions, potential or actual human exposures are under control.