LONG BEACH - Public comments are being sought on a proposal to restrict land use at a tube manufacturing company where contaminants have been found in soil and groundwater.
Tests at Western Tube and Conduit Inc., 2001 E. Dominguez St., by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control indicate a low cancer risk for workers at the site. However, state officials say the cancer risk could be a concern if the 21-acre property is ever redeveloped into residential or a more sensitive land use in the future.
State officials have been overseeing soil and groundwater tests there since 2009.
The proposed plan calls for imposing land-use restrictions that prohibit homes, day-care centers, or hospitals, according to an agency spokesperson.
The plan also mandates the groundwater be monitored for the next five years. The water isn't used for drinking. The property is 1.75 miles northwest of the interchange of the Long Beach (710) Freeway and San Diego (405) Freeway, and is within 1.2 miles of three elementary schools.
Public comments are being solicited through Wednesday. Send comments to Irena Edwards, project manager, Department of Toxic Substances Control, 5796 Corporate Ave., Cypress, CA 90630; or email IEdwards@dtsc.ca.gov.