The city of Jurupa Valley are looking to gain millions of dollars from insurance companies to clean up the city’s toxic waste dump or better known as “stringfellow acid pits.”
The settlement came by way of California Supreme Court ruled seven insurance companies were responsible for the clean up. Approximately 35 gallons of toxic waste was dumped from by a waste facility from 1956 to 1973.
The Press-Enterprise states: “Pesticides, heavy metals, industrial solvents and cancer-causing chemical waste were dumped into unlined pits at Stringfellow until it closed in 1973.”
The article continues, ” Contamination from the site, which was located in the then-unincorporated community of Glen Avon, seeped into the groundwater and spread several miles through the Jurupa Valley, where many residents used private drinking water wells that have since been shut down.”