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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): The Crazy Horse Sanitary Landfill is on Crazy Horse Canyon Road within the southeastern portion of the hilly region in Salinas in northern Monterey County, California. The 125-acre site is owned by the City of Salinas and operated by Salinas Disposal Services. Prior to 1950, the site operated as an open burning dump. Since 1950, it has been a sanitary landfill. In 1977, it received a permit from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB) to accept residential, commercial, and nonhazardous industrial wastes. Some pesticide containers have been disposed of at the facility after triple-rinsing as required by California law. The CRWQCB permit prohibits accepting hazardous waste. According to Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., its plant in Salinas disposed of large quantities of "banbury" wastes (which include rubber materials, carbon black, other fillers, and oils) and mixed solvents (mainly BENZENE and TOLUENE) at the site from the early 1970s to about 1982. In February 1985, CRWQCB sampled three downgradient residential wells. They were found to be contaminated with volatile organic chemicals, including BENZENE and TOLUENE.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Air and groundwater on site are polluted with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS). Potential health threats include ingesting, coming into direct contact with, and inhaling contaminated groundwater and groundwater vapors. Concentrations of contaminants in the air are not high enough to pose a significant health threat.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 1 - 24
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 25 - 100
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CRAZY HORSE SANITARY LANDFILL:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., CALIFORNIA, or in MONTEREY County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    EPA ID: CAD980498455
    SALINAS, CA 93907
    Site Ownership: Municipality
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: August 30, 1990
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the CRAZY HORSE SANITARY LANDFILL Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 1
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