Superfund Site:

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY (AREA 2)
BALDWIN PARK, CA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Viola Cooper
(415) 972-3243

Remedial Project Manager
Wayne Praskins
(415) 972-3181

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Site Location

Street Address:
SUNSET & SAN BERNARDINO FREEWAY
BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706

Background

The San Gabriel Valley Area 2 Superfund Site (also known as the Baldwin Park Operable Unit) is one of four Superfund sites addressing multiple areas of groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Basin. The site includes groundwater contamination underlying portions of the cities of Azusa, Irwindale, Baldwin Park, West Covina, La Puente and Industry.

The San Gabriel Groundwater Basin is the primary source of drinking water for more than one million people.  Industrial solvents and other chemicals were first identified in groundwater in the San Gabriel Valley in 1979.  The contamination at the site is believed to be the result of decades ...
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