Superfund Site:

KLAU/BUENA VISTA MINE
PASO ROBLES, CA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Sarah Cafasso
(415) 972-3076

Remedial Project Manager
Carter Jessop
(415) 972-3815

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Site Location

Street Address:
T 26S, R 10E, SEC 33, S1/2 MT DIABLO MER, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

Background

Klau/Buena Vista Mine is located in San Luis Obispo County, California, about 12 miles west of Paso Robles. The site consists of two abandoned mercury mine sites (Klau and Buena Vista) located on adjacent properties on a northwest-southeast ridge of the Santa Lucia Range in the California coastal mountains. Mercury mining and ore processing operations took place at the mines between 1868 and 1970. Buena Vista Mines, Inc. has owned the Buena Vista Mine at least since 1957 and the Klau Mine since at least 1964. The most significant contaminant of concern is mercury, a metal that can be harmful ...
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