Superfund Site:

VEGA BAJA SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
RIO ABAJO WARD, 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 674, KM 2, RIO ABAJO WARD, PR 00763

Background

The Vega Baja Solid Waste Disposal site is located in the Rio Abajo Ward of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. The 72-acre area includes an unlined and uncapped solid waste disposal and open burning area. From about 1948 to 1979, the municipality of Vega Baja used the site as an unlined solid waste disposal and open burning facility that received commercial, industrial and domestic waste. More than 1.1 million cubic yards of waste were disposed of or burned at the facility. In the late 1970s, local residents began building homes on portions of the uncapped waste disposal area. EPA conducted extensive ...
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