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Release Date: 2/28/1995
Contact Information: Paula Bruin, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1587

  (San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(U.S. EPA) will hold a town meeting to solicit community comments
on upcoming U.S. EPA activities at the Del Amo and Montrose
Superfund sites near Torrance, Calif.

     The town meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Halldale School Auditorium, 21514 Halldale Ave., Torrance, Calif.
U.S. EPA will present several options to address six residential
properties where DDT-contaminated fill has been found on West
204th Street and New Hampshire Streets.  U.S. EPA is interested
in hearing community concerns pertaining to each option.

     The Agency is considering fencing the affected properties
until the Del Amo waste pits cleanup begins, fencing and capping
the area until the Del Amo waste pits cleanup begins, or
excavating the fill area.  Details of each of these options will
be presented during the meeting.

     The proposed Del Amo Pits Superfund site was a rubber
manufacturing facility from the mid-1940s through the early
1970s, and wastes from the facility were disposed of in pits,
which are contaminated with volatile and semi-volatile organic
compounds.  DDT was manufactured at the 13-acre Montrose facility
from 1947 to 1982.

     U.S. EPA proposed the Del Amo site be added to the Superfund
National Priorities List (NPL) in July 1991.  Montrose was added
to the NPL in October, 1989.  The NPL is the U.S. EPA['s list of
hazardous waste sites potentially posing the greatest long-term
threat to public health and the environment.

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