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Arcadia : Environmental Report

June 12, 1986

The City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the environmental impact report prepared for a proposed landfill north of Lower Azusa Road in Arcadia. The 82-acre site, which abuts homes in El Monte, is owned by E. O. Rodeffer and has been operated by his company as a quarry since 1958. At that time, he signed an agreement with Arcadia stipulating that he work the quarry for 20 years and then convert it into a landfill.

Under the proposal, the quarry would be filled with inert material, which would be limited to dirt, asphalt and concrete. But some El Monte homeowners have expressed concern that whatever goes into the landfill might contaminate ground water.

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