superfund Articles

  • Superfund site - creosote removal

    Project Profile:US EPA Groundwater Remediation of Creosote Oil DATA: End User: US EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, Superfund site program Location: Bainbridge Island, WA Commissioned: Spring, 2005 Units: (1) FDB-7P Hydromation Deep Bed, Filter (HDBF) Flow Rate: 70 ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Marzone Superfund Site Remediation

    Marzone Superfund Site Project Description CH2M HILL conducted engineering, procurement, contracting, scientific and analytical support, community relations, and regulatory agency negotiations for Chevron. Through integrated and innovative efforts we remediated 20,000 tons of contaminated soils and impacted groundwater 3 years ahead of schedule. The latest in a long series of owners ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Texas Superfund Case Study

    The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a dissolved-phase benzene ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Maywood, Ca - Pemaco superfund site

    Thermal Remediation Services, Inc. (TRS) subcontracted to TN & Associates to provide an Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) remediation of trichloroethene (TCE) in soil and groundwater at the Pemaco Superfund Site located in Maywood, California. This is the first EPA Record of Decision (ROD) in California that includes ERH as the selected technology for the treatment of a deep TCE source ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Improved controls would reduce superfund backlogs

    Neither EPA nor the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took actions needed to ensure progress at seven New Jersey-led Superfund site clean-ups. These sites were listed on the NPL over 20 years ago but still have not had a final clean-up remedy constructed (construction completion). Delays occurred primarily because EPA Region 2 and New Jersey did not use available ...

  • Continuous Arsenic monitoring at US EPA Superfund site

    A Cogent Environmental continuous heavy metals analyser, the OVA5000, has been configured to provide accurate Arsenic monitoring data at a US EPA Superfund site in New Jersey, USA, since 2005. The following information will outline the ways in which this technology has helped to protect the environment at the site, ensuring compliance with discharge consents and helping the remediation contractor ...

  • THAN Superfund Site (Pilot), Montgomery, Alabama, USA

    Montgomery, Alabama, USA Project Bioremediation of Pesticide Impacted Soil/Sediment Summary Soil and sediment (~4,500 tons) impacted with Toxaphene, DDT, DDD and DDE were excavated from impacted areas on the site, including a surface water drainage way. Impacted soils were placed in a prepared bed on site and a cycled, anaerobic/aerobic bioremediation ...


  • Extensive remediation of superfund site - case study

    The 80 acre site, formerly a minerals processing facility, was operated primarily to recover lithium and other rare-earth minerals from ores. Raw ores were imported to the site for processing. During one phase of its operations, the facility also processed uranium ores for the government. The site was listed as by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Comprehensive Environmental ...

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Case study - Pemaco superfund site remediation

    OVERVIEW Pemaco was formerly a chemical facility located in a light industrial and residential area of Maywood, CA, adjacent to the Los Angeles River. No one knows how long hazardous substances had been leaking into the ground but the operations date back to the 1940's.  Up until closure of the facility in 1991, chlorinated solvents, aromatic solvents, and flammable liquids had ...

  • Site Hazard, Settlement Activity and Superfund Liability Valuation

    HYPOTHESIS: Site (extent and cost of clean-up) and allocation uncertainty (number of parties associated with the site) surrounding contingent Superfund liabilities affect their market valuation. EPA data providing information on the extent of uncertainty surrounding contingent Superfund liabilities will be relevant to valuation. H-1: The number of Superfund sites with which a firm is identified ...


  • Epa can recover more federal superfund money

    Purpose The purpose of this evaluation was to examine issues related to recovering Superfund expenditures from the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) at a sample of Superfund national priority list (NPL) sites. We addressed the  following questions: 1 What were the total Superfund expenditures at NPL sites where a viable business is the   primary responsible party, and have ...

  • Building and breaking a bridge of trust in a Superfund site remediation

    Trust is widely recognised as a key variable in perceptions and decision-making about environmental risks. However, most considerations of trust treat it as a simple two-agent relationship. Based on an analysis of a contaminated site cleanup in New Jersey, we identify a more complex construction of trust formed between multiple stakeholders. We refer to this construction as 'bridging'. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

    On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important ...

  • Can Stigma Explain Large Property Value Losses? The Psychology and Economics of Superfund

    This research documents the long term impacts of delayed cleanup on property values in communities neighboring prominent Superfund sites. The research examines the sale prices of nearly 34,000 homes near sites in three metropolitan areas for up to a 30-year period. To our knowledge, no other property value studies have examined sites in multiple areas with large property value losses over the ...


    By Springer

  • TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

    The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in the 1920s, and continued until the state of NH ordered its closure in 1994. From the 1920s to 1994, thousands of NH residents and businesses were customers of the ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Top 10 questions to ask when buying a superfund site

    The purpose of this document is to provide answers to some of the questions that a prospective purchaser may have when considering whether to purchase property at a privately owned Superfund site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the reuse of Superfund sites and believes this document may be useful in clarifying some of the opportunities and issues associated with their ...

  • Monitored natural recovery of PCB-contaminated sediments at the Lake Hartwell Superfund site

    A series of three articles describing a study evaluating the natural recovery of surface sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Sangamo-Weston/Twelvemile Creek/Lake Hartwell Superfund Site in Pickens County, South ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Managing bioremediation of a creosote-contaminated superfund site by optimizing moisture and temperature in a biopile

    Soil moisture content and temperature in a contaminated soil biopile equipped with immobilized microbe bioreactors (IMBRs) were optimized during ex situ bioremediation at a creosotecontaminated Superfund site. Efficiency of remediation during warm summer months without soil-temperature and moisture optimization was compared with that of cold winter months when corrective measures were applied. ...


  • Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands Restoration Environmental Protection Agency

    Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands, Idaho • Provided complete range of environmental services for restoration of 21 square miles of land mined for over 100 years • Designed a soil stabilization program that included check dam installations and application of soil amendments using innovative aerial application techniques on a difficult landscape • Site studies, combined with adaptive ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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