Statement: Local Stakeholders Review Progress on Contamination Site
Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the local stakeholder meeting reviewing the progress of the San Gabriel Superfund Site.
“I will not hesitate to do what I can in order to ensure that the San Gabriel Valley’s residents have access to clean and safe drinking water. We can’t afford to let millions of gallons of water go to waste when we have proven methods for safely cleaning it up. Rate payers shouldn’t be burdened by the cost to guarantee the cleanliness of their water.”
In order to develop solutions to provide sustainable groundwater supply for the San Gabriel Valley for years to come, members of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus, members of Congress, responsible parties and local stakeholders are meeting today to review the progress of the San Gabriel Superfund Site.
The six operable units in the San Gabriel Basin that are a part of the cleanup efforts are:
- Area 1 Operable Units (OU): El Monte OU, South El Monte OU, Whittier Narrows OU
- Area 2 Baldwin Park OU
- Area 3 Alhambra OU
- Area 4 Puente Valley OU
The San Gabriel Basin is one of the largest superfund sites in the country. A superfund site is any land that has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to our health and environment due to hazardous waste contamination.
Friday, May 20 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Foothill Transit Boardroom
100 S. Vincent Ave, West Covina, CA 91790
Click here for the meeting agenda.