On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities from Disease Clusters Act (S. 76), also known as Trevor’s Law, on Jan. 25, 2011.
Enforcement of Superfund Liabilities Expands Beyond Environmental Avenues
A recent Superfund-related case in New Jersey highlights how US authorities, both Federal and State, will not take kindly to companies that seek to circumvent their environmental responsibilities. Companies, and their subsidiaries, that are landowners or waste generators, who are responsible for contaminating a Superfund site should ensure they are in compliance with requirements to clean up the site, reimburse the government, or reimburse other parties for cleanup activities. The New Jersey House of Assembly...
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Installation #1284 - Case Study
Pharmaceuticals Manufacturer in Gary, INA superfund cleanup site adds pollution control with the help of Alliance Corporation.Application: Soil Remediation – Gary, INProject: A 3,000 SCFM KRONUS™ Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer. Installed by customer.
N. Railroad Ave. Plume Superfund Site - New Mexico
The NRAP site is a state-lead site in its 7th year of groundwater treatment operations by in-situ enhanced reductive dechlorination. The site’s lead agency, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), recently completed a response action report to document ongoing progress in their remediation efforts. NMED utilized EnviroInsite in that effort to assist in the interpretation of sampling results.
PRB Installation at Superfund Site Using Angled Drilling - Case Study
ABSTRACT BOS 100® was injected adjacent to and beneath a stream using a direct push angle drilling technique to successfully create a PRB and limit PCE flux from the upgradient source area into the stream. CHALLENGES The Superfund site is a former textiles facility where tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was used in dry-cleaning operations. Approximately one-half mile downgradient of the source PCE (100-300 μg/L PCE) was discharging into a stream through the saprolitic formation (weathered gneiss and schist)....
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 federal programs to improve the health, environment and economy of America’s communities. As I’ve traveled...