Menlo Park – Facebook Headquarters resides on the TE CONNECTIVITY (CAD009125527) HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY

Site History

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Facebook built it’s headquarters on a hazardous waste management site

Tyco, previously known as Raychem is an electronic manufacturer. Raychem had a hazardous waste facility permit and closed its hazardous waste management units. DTSC has been overseeing corrective action at Tyco under a corrective action consent agreement. The main contaminant is PCBs. Soil removal was completed to industrial levels. LUC has been entered into and filed with County. Tyco is currently conducting long term groundwater monitoring.

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Deed Restriction / Land Use Covenant:

[VIEW COVENANT]   1/19/2007  For some strange reason, the state website does not list the site management requirements but if you click on the View Covenant you can read what is required, this is a deed restriction.

1.2. Raychem Corporation, the Covenantor’s predecessor, manufactured hightechnology plastic and electrical insulation products. It also engaged in management of hazardous waste pursuant to a hazardous waste facility permit issued by the California Department of Health Services, the predecessor agency of the Department. The hazardous waste facility permit allowed Raychem Corporation to operate a wastewater treatment system, a hazardous waste storage yard and a potassium ferrocyanide tank farm. On January 9, 1997, the Department approved the closure activities of the aboveground portions of these hazardous waste management units. Raychem Corporation proceeded with corrective action under the Department’s oversight to address the release of hazardous waste in soil and groundwater. Raychem merged with the Covenantor in 1999. The Covenantor has conducted corrective action at the Property under the Department’s oversight, including removal of contaminated soil, installation of an engineered multi-media cap over an area of subsurface contamination and groundwater monitoring. Continue reading “Menlo Park – Facebook Headquarters resides on the TE CONNECTIVITY (CAD009125527) HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY”

Menlo Park – Facebook Building #23 TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (80001600)

Site History

Envirostor (State of California) page for: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (80001600)

300 CONSTITUTION DR
MENLO PARK, CA 940250000

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“Tyco, previously known as Raychem, is an electronics manufacturer. Raychem had a hazardous waste facility permit and closed its hazardous waste management units at this site. DTSC has been overseeing corrective action at Tyco under a corrective action consent agreement. The main contaminant is PCBs. Soil removal was completed to industrial levels. A land use covenant has been entered into and filed with County. Tyco is currently conducting long term groundwater monitoring.”

Deed Restriction / Land Use Covenant:

Envirostor (State of California) Land Use Restriction Page

Land Use Covenant Amendment    8/6/2012  

  • ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED WHICH DISTURB THE REMEDY AND MONITORING SYSTEMS WITHOUT APPROVAL
  • DAY CARE CENTER PROHIBITED
  • HOSPITAL USE PROHIBITED
  • LAND USE COVENANT
  • MAINTAIN MONITORING OF GROUNDWATER
  • NO EXCAVATION OF CONTAMINATED SOILS WITHOUT AGENCY REVIEW AND APPROVAL
  • NO EXCAVATION OR ACTIVITIES WHICH DISTURB THE SOIL BELOW A SPECIFIED DEPTH (SEE COVENANT FOR DEPTH) WITHOUT AGENCY REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF A SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN
  • NO GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION AT ANY DEPTH WITHOUT APPROVAL
  • NO OIL OR GAS EXTRACTION AT ANY DEPTH
  • NOTIFY DAMAGES TO REMEDY AND MONITORING SYSTEMS UPON DISCOVERY
  • NOTIFY PRIOR TO SUBSURFACE WORK
  • PERFORM H&S PLAN PRIOR TO SUBSURFACE WORK
  • PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR PERSONS UNDER 21 PROHIBITED
  • RAISING OF FOOD PROHIBITED
  • RESIDENCE USE PROHIBITED

Institutional Controls Estab-Goverment Control (CA772GC) 1/19/2007

  • ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED WHICH DISTURB THE REMEDY AND MONITORING SYSTEMS WITHOUT APPROVAL
  • DAY CARE CENTER PROHIBITED
  • HOSPITAL USE PROHIBITED
  • LAND USE COVENANT
  • MAINTAIN MONITORING OF GROUNDWATER
  • NO EXCAVATION OF CONTAMINATED SOILS WITHOUT AGENCY REVIEW AND APPROVAL
  • NO EXCAVATION OR ACTIVITIES WHICH DISTURB THE SOIL BELOW A SPECIFIED DEPTH (SEE COVENANT FOR DEPTH) WITHOUT AGENCY REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF A SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN
  • NO GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION AT ANY DEPTH WITHOUT APPROVAL
  • NO OIL OR GAS EXTRACTION AT ANY DEPTH
  • NOTIFY AFTER CHANGE OF PROPERTY OWNER
  • NOTIFY DAMAGES TO REMEDY AND MONITORING SYSTEMS UPON DISCOVERY
  • NOTIFY PRIOR TO CHANGE IN LAND USE
  • NOTIFY PRIOR TO DEVELOPMENT
  • NOTIFY PRIOR TO SUBSURFACE WORK
  • ONLY EXTRACTION OF GROUNDWATER FOR SITE REMEDIATION PERMITTED
  • PERFORM H&S PLAN PRIOR TO SUBSURFACE WORK
  • PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR PERSONS UNDER 21 PROHIBITED
  • RAISING OF FOOD PROHIBITED
  • RESIDENCE USE PROHIBITED

POTENTIAL CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN

As a result of historical operations at the Property, certain hazardous
materials, including volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, PCBs, dioxins and dibenzofurans were released into the soil and groundwater at the Property.

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