Superfund Site:

BARCELONETA LANDFILL
FLORIDA AFUERA, PR

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Brenda Reyes
(787) 977-5869

Remedial Project Manager
Luis Santos
(787) 977-5824

Site Location

Street Address:
ROAD # 666,FLORIDA AFUERA WARD
FLORIDA AFUERA, PR 00617

Background

 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. The surrounding area is commercial, residential, and agricultural. Approximately 12,000 people live within a 3-mile radius of the site, and the nearest home is ...
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