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Cerbat Landfill | Solid Waste Site

Location:

Cerbat | Active Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
7300 Mineral Park Road, Golden Valley, Arizona 86413

Discovery Date:

September 2010 

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Nickel
  • Cadmium
  • Fluoride

Affected Media:

  • Soil
  • Groundwater 

What Are My Health Risks?

For Soil | There is little to no health risk unless there is contact with skin or ingestion of contaminated soil.

For Groundwater | If you are connected to a Public Water System (PWS) there is little to no risk of impact from exceedances because the water is filtered through the PWS for residential and business use. | View Drinking Water Notices > 

If you have a private well in the vicinity of the exceedance, we encourage you to test the well water.
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Site Summary: 

This active Municipal Solid Waste Landfill is owned by Mohave County Public Works and operated by Gambi Disposal, Inc. The total permitted landfill waste footprint is 50.6 acres of the entire 320-acre facility which includes 11.5 acres of a former closed disposal area. On February 14th, 2018 a Type IV change was approved to the Master Facility Plan Approval (MFPA-Landfill Permit) for a height increase of 154 feet above original ground elevation and operation and construction of Cell #6 of an additional 8.4 acres located adjacent South of Cells #4 and #5 and adjacent North of Cells #1, #2 and #3. Landfill has been reporting exceedances of the COCs above the AQLs since September 2010. ADEQ agreed with landfill’s consultant, Stantec Consulting Corporation, that COCs exceedances were coming from an up-gradient source (Mineral Park Mining Facility owned by ELKO Mining Group, LLC.) therefore no additional actions were required besides continuous groundwater monitoring and reporting.

Corrective Actions: 

  • A Notice of Violation (NOV) was issued in 1997 to former owner Sierra Resource Group/Chloride Copper Mine for an Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) Violation
  •  The Mineral Park Mine operations constructed a berm on their property in 2014 located northeast of the landfill to redirect surface runoff away from the Landfill from the south tailings pile