superfund News

  • Superfund green remediation strategy

    The U.S. EPA is seeking public comment on a new strategy that would make cleanups at hazardous waste sites greener. The Superfund Green Remediation Strategy is an initial effort to outline key actions and related activities that can be undertaken to promote green remediation and to reduce energy use. EPA is taking comment on action items that fall into three major categories: policy and guidance ...

  • Company settles superfund agreement with EPA

    The US Environmental Protection Agency finalized an agreement with Paul McCoys Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz. requiring the company to pay $26,000 for cleanup of the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site. Paul McCoys Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc. will pay $26,000 to settle their liability in the cleanup based on a limited ability to pay. The EPA evaluated the financial ...

  • EnSafe Superfund Site Achievement Honored

    EnSafe Inc.’s award-winning, fast-track remediation of a contaminated site in Charleston, S.C., was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the 1,000th “Construction Complete” Superfund site in the U.S. in November 2006. USEPA officials attending the ceremony recognized the accomplishments of the Superfund Program over the last 26 years and discussed the economic revitalization ...


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  • Sauer dump proposed for superfund list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is proposing the addition of the Sauer Dump in Dundalk, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List. The National Priorities List is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. National Priorities List sites undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full nature ...

  • EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanups in 16 Pa. communities

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing site cleanups and remedies at the 16 Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year. EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health and the ...

  • Dwyer property site added to EPA superfund list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the addition of the Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume located north of Elkton, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List. The National Priorities List is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. National Priorities List sites undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full ...

  • Explosive hazwaste removed from Massachusetts superfund site

    A time critical removal action was started by federal authorities this week at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site in Concord Massachusetts to remove containers of hazardous substances that pose a risk of fire or explosion and radioactive substances. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, undertook the action at the request of the Concord Fire Department which expressed concern ...

  • Maryland`s Spectron Superfund to Be Cleansed of Hazardous Chemicals

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, announced Thursday it has reached a $21.8 million settlement with 95 parties to clean up the Spectron Inc. Superfund Site in Elkton, Maryland. Under this consent decree, reached in pre-litigation negotiations, the settling defendants have agreed to perform and fund an estimated $19.5 million cleanup at the site. ...

  • Metro container corp. site added to superfund list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the addition of the Metro Container Corporation site in Trainer, Delaware County, Pa. to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a national list of sites where hazardous substances could impact human health and/or the environment. These sites first undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full nature and extent of ...

  • Construction Completed at JEB Little Creek Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the U.S. Navy has completed Superfund cleanup construction at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va. The completion culminates 31 years of investigation and remediation at the major East Coast operating base supporting overseas contingency operations. Construction completion is the most important Superfund ...

  • EPA Completes Review of Merrimack, N.H. Superfund Site

    EPA has completed its review of the environmental cleanup at the New Hampshire Plating Co. Site in Merrimack, N.H. by conducting a scheduled Five-Year Review as required under the Superfund statute. EPA conducts site evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at Superfund sites listed on the “National Priorities List” (aka Superfund ...

  • Cleanup complete at Sayreville Landfill superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup of the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site in Sayreville, New Jersey and removed it from the Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and ground water at the closed 30-acre landfill were contaminated with volatile organic compounds, cadmium, lead, benzene, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic ...

  • CBS will pay $31m to clean Indiana superfund sites

    CBS Corp. has agreed to pay $31.35 million to resolve all outstanding liability related to the cleanup of six Superfund sites in and near Bloomington, Indiana, the U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Indiana announced Tuesday. CBS is the corporate successor to Westinghouse Electric Corp., which operated an electrical capacitor production facility in ...

  • EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanup in Suffolk City, Va.

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the site cleanup and remedy at the Suffolk City Superfund Sites in Virginia. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year. EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health ...

  • EPA to evaluate four Superfund cleanups in Delaware

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing site cleanups and remedies at four Superfund sites in Delaware. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year. EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health and the ...

  • Metro container corp. site proposed for superfund list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the addition of the Metro Container Corporation site in Trainer, Delaware County, Pa. to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a national list of sites where hazardous substances could impact human health and/or the environment. These sites first undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full nature and extent of ...

  • EPA announces superfund cleanup progress for FY 2009

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released last week the annual summary of the Superfund program’s fiscal year (FY) 2009 progress. The report shows that the program continues to make significant progress in achieving its mission of cleaning up the country’s most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites and protecting the health of nearby communities and ecosystems from ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dwyer property site proposed for superfund list (MD)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is proposing the addition of the Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume located north of Elkton, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List. The site, which is currently abandoned and heavily overgrown, is being proposed to the NPL because the groundwater is contaminated with levels of trichloroethene (TCE) that are above EPA’s ...

  • EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanup in Suffolk City, Va.

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the site cleanup and remedy at the Suffolk City Superfund Sites in Virginia. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year. EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health ...

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