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VALLEY ROUNDUP | Calabasas

Council to Consider Report on Dump in National Park

October 19, 1998|SUE FOX

The City Council will hear a report Wednesday on the Calabasas Landfill, a dump within National Park Service boundaries for which the park service expects to grant a permit soon.

City officials and some residents have expressed concerns about the safety of the 505-acre landfill, which accepted hazardous wastes for 15 years, until 1980.

The landfill opened in 1961, and 17 years later it was included in the boundaries of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Under federal law implemented three years ago, landfills within the National Park System are required to have special use permits to operate.

Last week, the National Park Service released its final environmental assessment of the landfill, a hefty 400-plus-page document packed with water quality data and other technical information. The agency found that the dump had no significant impact on the environment.

On Wednesday, the city's environmental staff will present a review of the park service material. The meeting is open to the public, and people who wish to address the council may fill out request cards at the meeting.

The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road.

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