Superfund Site: PAGANO SALVAGE

Superfund Site Profile


The 1.25-acre Pagano Salvage site is located one mile southeast of Los Lunas in Valencia County, New Mexico, near the east bank of the Rio Grande. In 1983, Pagano Salvage purchased electric transformers/capacitors containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated oil from Sandia National Laboratories, a U.S. Department of Energy facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pagano Salvage removed the oil, poured it over insulated wire and burned off the insulation to recover the metal. The burning took place on unprotected ground at several locations. Following the site’s cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992.

Please Note: This site has been deleted from the NPL and this information will no longer be updated.