Zeneca/Former Stauffer Chemical Site - Lot 1 PCB/VOC Area Removal Action Workplan

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Summary

SCH Number
2007102137
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Zeneca/Former Stauffer Chemical Site - Lot 1 PCB/VOC Area Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/12/2008
Present Land Use
Industrial

Document Description
The Zeneca/Former Stauffer Chemical Company Site (Zeneca Site also referred to as the Campus Bay Site). The Zeneca Site was first developed in 1897 when Stauffer Chemical Company (Stauffer) built a plant to manufacture sulfuric acid. Later, Stauffer also manufactured at various times Superphosphate, carbon disulfide, aluminum sulfate, ferric sulfate, titanium trichloride, and agricultural products. These manufacturing activities occurred predominantly on Lots 2 and 3 of the Zeneca Site and these manufacturing operations ceased in 1997. Prior to the 1950's Lot 1 appears to have been used as a farm, a school and for residential buildings. Stauffer Chemical began development of Lot 1 in the late 1950's with the construction of a pilot metals research facility. Electron beam furnaces were used to melt various metals. For a two-week period, uranium ingots may have been melted in a furnace located in former Building 80, and was previously reported that it may have been melted in a furnace located in former Building 94. More recent information indicates that the uranium ingot was melted in the former Building 80. Both buildings have been demolished and Building 94 was located to the north of the Lot 1 PCB/VOC area. The former Building 80 was located to the south on Lot 3. In the 1960's development of Lot 1 as an agricultural chemical research and development campus began. Agricultural chemical research and development continued until 2001 and included the use of solvents, pesticides, metals and some radioactive substances. Other historical activities that occurred in the general vicinity of the PCB/VOC Area included a hazardous materials storage area, and an electrical transformer. Residual cinder material from the sulfuric acid manufacturing has been detected at Lot 1. Lot 1 currently consists of office buildings, greenhouses, fences, parking areas, sidewalks, and vacant land.

Contact Information
Lynn Nakashima
Department of Toxic Substances Control
700 Heinz Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone : (510) 540-3839

Location

Cities
Richmond
Counties
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
1391 S. 49th Street (x Meade Street)
Zip
94804
Total Acres
0.15
Parcel #
560-050-023
State Highways
580, 880
Railways
UPRR
Waterways
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DTSC
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Department of Toxic Substances Control 700 Heinz Avenue Berkeley, CA 94710

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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