EPA Superfund Program: ATLAS ASBESTOS MINE, COALINGA, CA

Superfund Site Profile

The Atlas Asbestos Mine site covers 435 acres near Coalinga, California. The mine operated from 1963 until 1979 and included the asbestos mine, a processing mill, support buildings and extensive asbestos mine tailings. During operation, some milling and mining products from Atlas and the Coalinga Asbestos Mines were transported to the city of Coalinga. Deposits of milling and mining products in Coalinga led to air, surface water, sediment and soil contamination. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/02/1999)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes