I must say, there was an oddly familiar look to that picture.
While I am not up on history, I suppose it was in the news a while back, and I do try to keep with the news. It surprised me when my first Google try found the same picture in the first hit.
My search: Fresno Historic Landfill
The funny story is that the place made it on the historic registry, and then was immediately ridiculed, since it is also a Superfund site.