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Welcome to Somewhere Town's Environmental Quality office. 

 The Environmental Quality office provides the public with information on air, soil and water pollution and with local air and water quality data.

The Somewhere Town public water supply water quality meets EPA standards (here is a list of things we test for). Below is our most recent report on sites with known contamination.
Sites with Known Contaminants
Somewhere Town Landfill  
6700 Barrel Lane 
The landfill is currently used for domestic waste, but between 1960 and 1967 was used as a disposal site for a paint manufacturing company whose products included cadmium- and lead-based paints.
There is a groundwater contamination plume that is 3 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, heading northwest. The wells that supply drinking water near near this plume were shut down in 1985.
Surrounding wells are tested annually for cadmium and lead. They are tested monthly for coliform bacteria.
Agricultural Drainage Ditches
Two ditches run north-south 0.25 miles east and 0.25 miles west of Quick Avenue. The ditches release the material they carry 8 miles south of town into the ocean.
The water contains nitrate, high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Ametryn, and animal fecal matter.
Gasoline Storage Tanks
  Site 1 - Go-Go Gasoline, 3500 Somewhere Ave. (corner of Somewhere Ave. and Quick Ave.). Above ground storage tank leaked and contaminated the soil to a depth of 8 feet.  It did not reach the ground water.
  Site 2 - Fossil Fuel Gas Station, 1326 Howdy Road.  Underground gasoline storage tank leaked and contaminated the groundwater immediately below the site. The gasoline contamination plume is 300 feet long by 200 feet wide, heading northeast.   Gasoline components include: Benzene


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Marti Lindsey, Director: 520-626-3692

mailing address:
Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Room 244
PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ, USA  85721-0207