Superfund Site:

COOPER DRUM CO.
SOUTH GATE, CA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Romie Duarte
(213) 244-1801

Remedial Project Manager
Karen Jurist
(415) 972-3219

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Site Location

Street Address:
9316 ATLANTIC AVE, SOUTH GATE, CA 90280

Background

The Cooper Drum Co. site is a 3.8-acre facility located at 9316 South Atlantic Avenue in South Gate, California. Rayo Avenue borders the site to the east and the former Tweedy Elementary School property is located directly to the south. From 1941 until 1992, Cooper Drum Co. reconditioned closed-topped steel drums that previously held industrial chemicals. The reconditioning process consisted of flushing out and stripping the drums for painting and resale. Heavy-duty cleaning called “hard washing” took place on the northeast part of the Site (the former hard wash area, or HWA), when necessary. Beginning in 1976, reconditioning activities took ...
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