Superfund Sites in Silicon Valley: How Home Buyers Should Be Aware of the Huge Problem of Toxic Contaminants in Bay Area’s Soil

What Happened in Love Canal?

What is a Superfund Site and Why Does it Matter?

As innovation and technology continue to take off in the Bay Area and, more specifically, Silicon Valley, the danger of hazardous waste and dumping increases as well. Hazardous waste and materials have been a growing concern for a number of years, dating back to the events in the late 1970s.

How many Superfund sites are there in Silicon Valley?

What does this mean for me?

Knowing this information might cause a few questions to run through your mind, such as:

  • Why does this matter to me?
  • Is there anything I can do about this?
  • Does this mean I can’t buy a home in the South Bay?



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