Superfund Site: ATLAS ASBESTOS MINE
Superfund Site Profile
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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.