Superfund is an environmental program created to address hazardous waste sites that threaten public health and the environment. Under the Superfund program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assesses the levels of contamination of the hazardous waste site(s), includes the site on the National Priorities (or Superfund) List, and designs a long-term clean-up plan for the site. EPA works closely with community and site stakeholders. The long-term clean-up process has several steps, and EPA has the authority to conduct removal actions, enforce against the responsible parties, ensure community involvement, involve states, and ensure long-term protectiveness. The City of South Gate has three Superfund sites(PDF, 5MB) - named Cooper Drum, Jervis B. Webb, and Southern Avenue Industrial Area (SAIA) - within a quarter mile of each other south of Firestone Boulevard. For more information on the Superfund program, visit the U.S. EPA website.
For more information on the City of South Gate Superfund Sites, see South Gate Superfund Sites (English), Sitios Superfund en South Gate (Spanish).
Additional information can also be found at EPA's local information repository at South Gate's Leland R. Weaver Library.
4035 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate, CA 90280 or at (323) 567-8853
If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact:
Romie Duarte (EPA Community Involvement Coordinator), Tel: (213) 244-1801, Email
Sharissa Singh (EPA Remedial Project Manager), Tel: (213) 244-1809, Email