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WQARF | Broadway-Pantano - Overview


Broadway-Pantano | Overview

Revised On: Jan. 4, 2024 - 10:43 a.m.

Registry placement date: Sept. 15, 1998

Score: 48

County: Pima


East-central Tucson, approximately bounded by Speedway Boulevard to the north, Broadway Boulevard to the south, Pantano Wash to the east, and Wilmont Road to the west.

If you own a private well, live in or near the site boundaries, and have not had your well tested, please contact ADEQ.

Contaminants of Concern

Tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE) and dross (arsenic, cadmium and lead)

Action Taken

A groundwater containment system was installed in 2003 to prevent westward migration of contaminated groundwater. The system was shut down in October 2012 because contaminant concentrations didn’t warrant continued operation, however, it is being maintained in case site conditions change.

The sources of groundwater contamination are the former Broadway North and South Landfills. A soil vapor extraction (SVE) system was installed at the Broadway North Landfill in 2000 to remove and treat volatile organic compounds (VOCs) landfill gases contributing to groundwater contamination. This system operated until 2002 and removed more than 5,000 pounds of VOCs. 


The Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) was published in June 2019.

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

A community involvement area has been established. However, not enough applications were received to form a Community Advisory Board (CAB). If you are interested in serving on the CAB for this site, please contact the Community Involvement Coordinator. More information is available in the Community Involvement Plan (CIP) |  View/Download CIP >