Ormond Beach might well be best known not for the rather picturesque wetlands, but for the way in which those wetlands, and the surrounding area, were polluted. The area adjacent to Ormond Beach was used as a scrap metal salvage facility by Halaco from 1965 to 2004. Those operations produced more than 700,000 cubic yards of waste with "elevated" levels of metals and radioactive thorium resulting in water and air pollution so egregious that it was declared Superfund site in 2007 (EPA #CAD009688052 in Congressional District 23) .

More Information Sources As of Nov 2016

Good Links

Destination Ormond BeachVC Reporter, 14 Aug 2008
EPA Bulletin Board
Halaco Enineering Co Superfund Site: EPA Update27 Sep 2007
Revived Wetland Builds Up Conflict: Oxnard Plant, Activists Divided By Drain Plan.Christoper Noxon, Daily News, 1996
Oxnard looks into buying Halaco Superfund siteGretchen Wenner, Ventura County Star, 1 Mar 2010
City of Oxnard Moves to Purchase Halaco Superfund SiteVC Reporter, 5 Sep 2013

Dead Links For historical purposes

Ormond Beach Generating Station
Plans for Ormond Beach, wetlands lack cohesion Scott Hadly, Ventura County Star, 2009
Ormond Beach—What's the Fuss? Roger Pariseau, Ormand Beach Wetlands, 2005
Official Information California Natural Resources Agency
California Westlands Information System California Natural Resources Agency
EPA - Halaco Superfund SiteU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Halaco Engineering, Inc. - Superfund siteNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion (NOAA), 2013

Other Sources

Public Information respositories for the site are at:
South Oxanrd Library Branch
4300 Saviers Road
Oxnard, CA 93033

Official EPA site file is at:
Superfund Records Center
Mail Stop SFD-7C
95 Hawthorne St., Room 403
San Francisco, CA 94105