environmental clean-up site News

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Maureen Sullivan of the U.S. DoD and James E. Woolford of the U.S. EPA to keynote groundwater solutions symposium

    The National Ground Water Association announced today that Maureen Sullivan of the U.S. Department of Defense will present the Tuesday keynote address, “Adapting to Changing Environments: Water as a Mission-Critical Resource,” at its groundwater solutions conference, which is focused on innovations and sustainable techniques, August 8-9 ...

  • EPA announces $3.1 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $3.1 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Illinois. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Illinois," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. ...

  • New treatment system cleaning up groundwater At Crossley Farm Superfund Site

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin commemorated the opening of a new water treatment system today in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new system will remove contamination from the groundwater at the Crossley Farm Superfund site in Hereford Township in Berks County. “This construction project, which used approximately $6.5 million in funding from the ...

  • Go-ahead given for massive clean-up of Europe’s most contaminated site

    A massive clean-up operation to transform the former Avenue Coking Works near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is set to start following the appointment of a remediation contractor. VSD Avenue has today been named as the company that will design the most effective processes to treat gross contamination of the land following decades of coke and chemical production. The appointment means that work, ...

  • EPA announces $69.3 million to clean up contaminated sites and revitalize communities

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health. "Restored Brownfield properties can serve as cornerstones for rebuilding struggling communities. These grants will be the first step ...

  • EPA announces $4.2 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Wisconsin

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.2 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Wisconsin. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Wisconsin," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. ...

  • EPA Awards Pulaski County $350,000 to Clean up Contaminated Brownfields Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $350,000 in supplemental funding to clean contaminated sites in Pulaski County, Ark. The county plans to use the funding to clean Full Counsel and Sterling building sites. “Just last week, I was in Little Rock for the unveiling of a revived Main Street as a Creative Corridor where Brownfields played a part in over $100 Million ...

  • EPA Awards $12 Million to Clean Up New England Brownfield Sites

    EPA has awarded $12 million in Brownfield grants to protect people’s health and lead to a cleaner environment in New England communities. The grants, funded by EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants, provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Lake County, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields assessment grant to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties in targeted redevelopment areas in Leadville and the county. The EPA Brownfields funds will be used by Lake County to conduct more than a dozen environmental site assessments in downtown Leadville, ...

  • EPA announces $467,000 investment to clean up contaminated sites in West Virginia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $467,000 in new investments that will help clean up abandoned industrial properties in West Virginia. These brownfields investments will enable three communities in the state to move forward with plans for redeveloping and revitalizing areas for economic and environmental improvement. “Brownfields initiatives demonstrate how environmental ...

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