Superfund Site:

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON CO. (VISALIA POLEYARD)
VISALIA, CA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
David Yogi
(415) 972-3350

Remedial Project Manager
Alana Lee
(415) 972-3141

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Site Location

Street Address:
432 BEN MADDOX WAY
VISALIA, CA 93277

Background

The 20-acre Southern California Edison Co. (Visalia Poleyard) site in Visalia, California, was a utility pole treatment yard from the 1920s to 1980. Leaking tanks and stored treated poles contaminated groundwater and soil with chemicals, including creosote and pentachlorophenol (PCP). Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009.

History

Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), under EPA supervision, conducted an investigation into the nature and extent of the contamination at the site. In 1976, the State of California ssued a Cleanup and Abatement Order, requiring Southern ...
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