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Reports on Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. and IBM Groundwater Contamination in South San Jose
1996-131  
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Description
Technical and administrative reports, including correspondence, related to groundwater contamination and subsequent restoration efforts at the IBM General Products Division (5600 Cottle Road) and Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. South San Jose plant.
Background
The 22-acre Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Fairchild) facility (former South San Jose Plant or Site) is located west of Highway 101 about nine miles southeast of downtown San Jose near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Highway 85. According to the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund records, the plant was constructed between 1975 and 1977 and used for electronics and semiconductor fabrication from 1977 to 1983. Initial investigations conducted in November/December 1981 determined that compounds of concern were in soil and groundwater at both the Fairchild and the nearby IBM sites, and remedial action began in 1982. In 1998, the Regional Board approved suspension of active remediation at the Fairchild site.
Extent
24 linear feet (24 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.