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EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Proposed Plan Will Address Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Dec. 4 Public Meeting Announced

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 27, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Cidra Ground Water Contamination site in Cidra, Puerto Rico. The site includes portions of the commercial district and an industrial park in Cidra. The EPA’s plan calls for a combination of cleanup technologies within distinct ...

EPA Proposes Plan to Address Contaminated Soils and Ground Water at Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in Maywood and Rochelle Park, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 23, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contaminated soil at the Maywood Chemical Company Superfund site in Maywood and Rochelle Park, New Jersey. Previous industrial activity at the site resulted in contamination of the soil and ground water with volatile organic compounds, radioactive waste and metals. Exposure to ...

Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 10, 2009)

Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found ...

EPA to hold public meeting on the Cayuga County ground water contamination superfund site in Cayuga County, New York; Protecting Drinking Water EPA Priority

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 18, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated ground water at the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund site located in Cayuga County, New York. The General Electric Company (GE) owned and manufactured semiconductors at a facility on Genesee Street in the City of Auburn. For a time, Powerex, ...

Encouraging results in evaluating groundwater contaminants

by Soil Science Society of America  (Oct. 30, 2008)

The widespread use of pesticides across the United States has been in practice for decades, with little knowledge of the long-term effects on the nation’s groundwater. The results of a new study show that samples taken from over 300 wells across the US have not retained a high concentration of pesticide contamination. The news is a result of a ...

EPA announces measures to protect Raritan river from ground water contamination seeping from the American Cyanamid superfund site in Bridgewater Township, N.J.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 19, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with the Wyeth Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., to install a system for collecting and treating contaminated ground water from the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, N.J. The agreement requires design and construction of this ...

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Cayuga County Ground Water

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 9, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to address contaminated ground water at the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in Cayuga County, New York. Ground water at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds, which can cause serious damage to people’s health and the environment. The EPA ...

EPA seeks public input on plan to clean up ground water at NL Industries superfund site in Pedricktown, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 5, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed plan to clean up the ground water at the NL Industries, Inc. Superfund site in Pedricktown, New Jersey that is contaminated with heavy metals, including lead and cadmium. The 44-acre site is a former lead smelting facility where lead from old automotive batteries were drained of ...

EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that no further action is needed to address two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two ...

Nitrate concentrations of groundwater increasing in many areas of US

by Soil Science Society of America  (Sep. 16, 2008)

Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world’s ground water, including in aquifers used for drinking-water supply. Nitrate in drinking water of the United States is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) because of concerns related to infant health and possible cancer risks. Use of man-made synthetic ...

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