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Bill seeks to stop waste from coming to Stringfellow acid pits in Jurupa Valley

Source: The Press-Enterprise

As excerpted from The Press-Enterprise:

"Jurupa Valley’s Stringfellow Acid Pits are an infamous toxic waste site, but a proposed bill would prevent offsite waste from being brought there in the future.

On Tuesday, March 7, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, introduced Assembly Bill 777, which would prohibit the “treatment, storage, transfer, or disposal” of any waste from another site at Stringfellow. State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, will coauthor the bill.

The bill is in response to the relocation of containers of lead-laced soil from the Exide battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County to the Stringfellow site. There was debate over whether that particular waste could legally be stored at Stringfellow, but after receiving pushback from Jurupa Valley when the transfer was disclosed in June 2022, the Department of Toxic Substances Control agreed in August to move the containers to another location.

Jurupa Valley’s City Manager, Rod Butler, said the agency sent a letter around early December announcing the last container had been relocated."