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Superfund Committee takes tour of the PCPL Site

posted May 8, 2012, 12:20 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 8, 2012, 10:07 PM ]
February, 2012

One Steppers got an up close and private tour of the Pacific Coast Pipeline Chevron Superfund Site.  Chevron presented a clear understanding of how the site operated and future plans for redevelopment of the toxic land.  The site once owned by Texaco, operated as an oil refinery in the 1920s, chemical waste was dumped in 9 unlined waste pits for over 40 years, causing the contamination.  Although the refinery was shut down in 1950, it remained an oil pumping station until the mid 90s.  Contaminants in Fillmore's soil and ground water include benzene, lead and  poly-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs).  The One Step Superfund Toxic Committee is a committed group of youth and community members who are working to educate and inform the community about the Superfund site.

Photo:  Superfund Committee getting a tour of the Site

Photo:  San Cayetano School located right across from the Superfund Site

Photo:  Superfund Committee on tour

Photo:  Map & Aerial Shot where plumes are located

More photos can be seen on our facebook album.