This collection contains records and materials related to pesticide waste pits operated at the University of California,
Riverside during the twentieth century.
The UCR Former Pesticide Waste Pits site encompasses an area of approximately 3.25 acres located within the UCR Citrus Research
Center and Agricultural Experiment Station. Agricultural research has been conducted at the university laboratories, greenhouses,
and small field plots since the 1940s. Prior to 1972, some of the waste generated during research was discarded in pits excavated
at the Site. Disposal activities reportedly consisted of the excavation and filling of various pits and trenches with a variety
of organic and inorganic wastes, including agricultural plant wastes, plant containers, pesticides, chemical containers, and
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