In this episode of Talk to Us West Covina, we speak with Brian Jobst. Brian is a long time resident of the City of West Covina and co-founder of Livable West Covina (www.livablewestcovina.org), an organization dedicated to making our city and surrounding communities a better place to live.
Brian recently published a book about the BKK Landfill that is located in the City of West Covina. It’s California’s largest toxic hazardous waste dump. He traces the history of the land, which was initially to be a housing development for over 20,000 people along with a park, golf course, and cemetery, but instead became one of our State’s most infamous landfills.
While the landfill has been closed since 1996, Brian explains all that’s being done daily to keep the landfill and surrounding land safe. He discusses the future of the landfill, which now includes a staggering $870 million price tag for cleaning it up.
Brian also shares his thoughts on the city of West Covina’s attempts to develop a massive hotel at the site, the project dubbed by the residents, as the “Landfill Hotel”.
His insight into and knowledge of this landfill – from history to the present – is unparalleled as he holds the listeners’ attention on a subject that turns out, to be anything but dull.
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