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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA wants to ‘prioritize’ Superfund cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stated in a memo to EPA staffers this week Superfund cleanup efforts “will be restored to their rightful place at the center of the agency’s core mission.” He also intends to be more involved in approving remediation efforts throughout the country, predominantly on the largest cleanups, which cost an estimated $50 ...

  • 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 ...


    By EnSafe Inc.

  • EPA to Evaluate 22 Previously Cleaned Superfund Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct five-year reviews at 22 sites to ensure that cleanup of each site continues to protect public health and the environment. The reviews also identify any deficiencies and present recommendations to address them. In conducting the five-year review, EPA will interview local citizens, and review site operations, maintenance and monitoring ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 adds US Magnesium to Superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), has announced it has added U.S. Magnesium, LLC, in Tooele County, Utah, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Listing U.S. Magnesium on the NPL makes the cleanup of the site a high priority nationally. It also enables EPA and UDEQ to use Superfund authority under ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA and LDEQ celebrate cleanup of superfund site in Louisiana

    Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) joined local public officials and members of the community this week to celebrate the completion of the cleanup at the Ruston Foundry Superfund site in Alexandria, Louisiana. EPA and LDEQ have completed cleanup activities at the site and determined that no further cleanup action is ...

  • EPA oversees maintenance at Ambler Asbestos Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing stream bank maintenance work this week along the Wissahickon Creek at the former Ambler Asbestos Superfund Site. The maintenance work is needed to help control erosion around a concrete structure called a revetment that is designed to reduce erosion by absorbing the impact of water flowing in the creek. The work is being done by a private ...

  • Soil Remediation to Begin at Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass.

    Work to excavate and remove contaminated soil at the Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site begins this week. The soil remediation is focused on South Street on the east side properties, where the former Cosmec building sits. This week, contractors for the Responsible Parties began pre-construction activities including setting up support trailers, placing fencing and warning signs around ...

  • EPA Adds Six Hazardous Sites to Superfund List

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2006 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding six new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

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