environmental clean-up site News

  • Insurer agrees to pay for environmental clean-up

    The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc.(AISLIC) has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four industrial facilities in a suit in which the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The four sites, formerly owned by Fruit of the Loom, are located in Michigan, New Jersey, and Tennessee. ...

  • Clean-up plan finalized for Oklahoma superfund site

    The US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the State of Oklahoma Environmental Secretary, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, has completed the final cleanup plan for the Tar Creek Superfund site in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Components of the cleanup plan include: (1) funding for the voluntary relocation of residents and businesses ...

  • Soil clean up underway at New England site

    EPA has been working closely with the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and local officials during the removal of potentially hazardous materials at the Providence Barrel Site in Smithfield, R.I. Excavation of contaminated soils began in May, 2008. Last week, the transportation and disposal of the contaminated soil from the immediate Site began to take place. This week EPA ...

  • AMEC to clean up solvent sites in North Carolina

    AMEC Earth & Environmental (Plymouth Meeting, PA) has received a five-year contract from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate and remediate sites contaminated by dry-cleaning solvents. DENR has identified more than 300 sites-both current and former dry-cleaning facilities-that may have been contaminated with perchloroethylene, a chemical ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Shell to spend $55M to clean up California superfund site

    Shell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government. The deal announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Shell to clean contaminants from chemical waste at the Del Amo Superfund site near Torrance. For ...


    By Associated Press

  • $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman today announced a $1 million Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund grant to clean up contaminated properties in Milwaukee to prepare the sites for reuse. Hedman was joined by U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and Mayor Tom Barrett for the announcement at a brownfield site in the Park East Corridor, where a prior EPA grant was used for cleanup ...

  • Phoenix superfund site enters next phase of clean up

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced Honeywell and Arizona Public Service (APS) have agreed to conduct a comprehensive investigation to identify potential clean up options for a portion of the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site, called Operable Unit 3. The boundaries of Operable Unit 3 are McDowell Road to the north, 20th Street to the east, Buckeye Road to the south, and ...

  • EPA Selects Plan to Clean Up Fulton Avenue Site

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a plan to clean up a portion of the Fulton Avenue Superfund site in Garden City Park, Nassau County, New York. The cleanup will entail the installation of systems to remove contaminants from ground water, the injection of a chemical (referred to as an “oxidant”) to treat contamination in the ground water, and extensive ...

  • EPA will review 27 Superfund Site clean ups this year

    EPA will review site clean ups and remedies at 27 Superfund Sites across New England this year by doing routine Five-Year Reviews at each site. EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at Superfund sites and Federal Facilities listed on the “National Priorities List” (aka Superfund sites) to determine whether the ...

  • Cleaned-up superfund site to benefit New Jersey town

    Exhibiting the very spirit of the Superfund program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Administrator, Alan J. Steinberg, joined Congressman Frank Pallone and Edison Township Mayor Jun Choi today in announcing the closure of the sale of a 5.7-acre property, which once was marked as a Superfund site, and will be put to productive use by the community of Edison Township, New ...

  • Progress continues in cleaning up hazardous waste sites in the US

    EPA continues to make significant progress in cleaning up America’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites and making them ready for productive use. EPA’s annual summary of the Superfund program’s accomplishments shows that construction was completed at 30 sites in 2008, for a cumulative total of 1,060 sites or approximately 67 percent of the sites on the National Priorities List. Superfund is ...

  • Goodrich Corp. To Clean Up Contamination At Rialto Superfund Site

    The United States has settled with the Goodrich Corporation requiring the company to investigate and clean up contaminated groundwater and soil at the B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. Today’s settlements, along with previous settlements, will result in a comprehensive cleanup of the site which may total as much as $100 million. In addition, EPA will be proposing to rename the ...

  • Cleaning up the green wash

    Canadians may soon see the benefits of new environmental labeling guidelines released last week designed to clean up the practice of greenwashing. The code will officially condemn the use of marketing terms such as "green" and "eco" that appear without proper product lifecycle analysis. Such terms "should be reserved for products/services whose lifecycles have been thoroughly examined ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Cleaning up the oil sands

    Ten of Canada’s largest oil sands companies have joined forces to clean up the oil sands - or at least to clean up the poor image of the environmental and social impacts of developing Canada’s oil sands. The group - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Petro-Canada, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Suncor Energy Inc., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Nexen Inc., Imperial ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Montana Communities Receive $1.4M to Clean Up and Redevelop Contaminated Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that three Montana economic development organizations will receive $1.4 M in EPA Brownfields grants to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties in communities throughout the state. The grantees awarded today include the Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana, the Big Sky Development Authority, and the Great ...

  • Pacific Islands environmental land clean-up campaign launched

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health are hosting a meeting of environmental officials from the Pacific Territories to improve Pacific Island environmental response programs.Officials from Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, State of Hawaii, and U.S. EPA will lay the foundation for a Pacific Basin Brownfields Response Team. The goal is ...

  • Montrose (Colo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Montrose, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in targeted areas in downtown Montrose. The City of Montrose will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess several properties impacted by hazardous materials and petroleum compounds, including the abandoned Bullock ...

  • Removal and clean up work begins at Easthampton, Mass. site (MA)

    Site mobilization for a removal action at the East Hampton Zonolite/ W.R. Grace Site began during the week of Sept. 27. The site has some asbestos contamination both in and around the facility that W.R. Grace will be removing over the next few months. From 1963 to 1992, Zonolite / W.R. Grace operated an exfoliation plant at the facility in Easthampton, Mass., producing attic insulation and ...

  • Revamped Environmental Law raises Hope for Clean-up in China

    People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue. Environmental watchdogs say people have filed hundreds of complaints with local governments under the new law launched in ...


    By Associated Press

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