Getting at Other Hot Spots

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As early as 2000, HTO started charting shallow groundwater pollution beneath the City of Santa Barbara, with a focus on locating the old city Landfill. Our staff looked at monitoring well data, dug through old city files and finally contacted SB County Hazmat about the issue. As a result of our work, polluted groundwater data was transferred from SB County Fire to SB County EHS and the Regional Water Quality Control Board hazardous waste division. We hired intern Sarah Treadwell to work with this Regional Boar staff to digitize the information into the State Board Geotracker, where cleanup orders and conditions are now recorded.