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Superfund Site of the Week: Rialto's B.F. Goodrich




It was in 1997 that Rialto first figured out that a plume of perchlorate was contaminating groundwater. The Environmental Protection Agency named it the B.F. Goodrich site after the Goodrich Corporation, and made it a Superfund site in 2009. Rialto's B.F. Goodrich is our Superfund site of the week. 

(Incidentally, KPCC's Inland Empire reporter, Steven Cuevas, has done a lot of reporting on Rialto's water. I don't know how to find it on our site.)

 

(Fireworks over Fontana, one of the cities affected by toxic contamination at a Superfund site in Rialto. Photo by Erik Nielsen via Flickr under a Creative Commons license.)