Superfund Site:

INDIAN BEND WASH AREA
SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Carlin Hafiz
(213) 244-1814

Remedial Project Manager
Carolyn dAlmeida
(415) 972-3150

Site Location

Street Address:
MCDOWELL RD & HAYDEN, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85253

Background

The entire area of the Indian Bend Wash site (IBW site) covers about 13 square miles in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona. There are numerous industrial facilities located near the IBW site. Up until the 1970s, before current environmental regulations existed, industrial solvents containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were typically disposed of directly onto the ground or in dry wells. These disposal practices, along with other releases, resulted in the present soil and groundwater contamination at the site. EPA divided the site into two areas, known as North Indian Bend Wash (NIBW) and South Indian Bend Wash (SIBW). NIBW and SIBW ...
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