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Release Date: 10/4/1996
Contact Information: Lois Grunwald, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1588

    (San Francisco) -- The U.S. EPA will hold a workshop on Wednesday, October 9, in Santa Maria on a consent decree reached with 49 public and private entities responsible for sending waste to the Casmalia Resources facility near Santa Maria, Calif.  

     The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. at the Betteravia Government Center; 511 E. Lakeside Parkway. The workshop will consist of several information stations which will be manned by U.S. EPA representatives who will discuss and explain the work to be performed under the consent decree and answer questions on site activities.  

     The consent decree, which sets into motion the work that will resolve the longstanding environmental problems at the Casmalia facility, was lodged in U.S. District Court on September 17.

     The Casmalia Resources Hazardous Waste facility is an inactive hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility which accepted billions of pounds of commercial and industrial wastes from 1973 to 1989. The wastes were placed in various units at the facility, including landfills and surface impoundments. In 1992, U.S. EPA assumed the lead regulatory responsibility for the site and has worked to stabilize the site under its emergency response authorities.  

A copy of the consent decree can be reviewed at the following locations:

University of California             Cal Poly State University
Davidson Library                     Kennedy Library
Government Document Unit                  Government Document Dept.,
Santa Barbara, Calif.                 Map Section (3rd Floor)
                                    San Luis Obispo, Calif.                              

Santa Maria Library                 U.S. EPA, Region 9
420 South Broadway                   Superfund Records Center
Santa Maria, Calif.                 95 Hawthorne St.
                                    San Francisco, CA

Office of the U.S. Attorney         Consent Decree Library
Central District of California       1120 G St., NW, 4th floor
300 North Los Angeles St.           Washington, DC 20005
Los Angeles, CA

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