Superfund Site:

SOUTH BAY ASBESTOS AREA
ALVISO, CA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Angie Fuoco
(415) 947-4267

Remedial Project Manager
Grace Ma
(415) 947-4212

Site Location

Street Address:
FT OF LIBERTY ST GUADALUPE RIV
ALVISO, CA 95002

Background

The 550-acre South Bay Asbestos Area Superfund site (site) is located in the ´╗┐Alviso District of San Jose, California. The site includes former landfills, a ring levee and truck yards. The Marshland and Santos landfills accepted asbestos containing material from an asbestos-cement pipe manufacturing plant from 1953 to 1982. Prior to joining the City of San Jose, the Alviso District erected a ring levee to protect low lying areas from flooding. The ring levee was built with locally quarried rock that contained naturally occurring asbesos. Wind and rain moved asbestos from the ring levee into areas of Alviso including several ...
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