superfund site News

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 to Begin Site Investigation at Superfund Site in Windham, ME

    Starting the week of October 26th, the US EPA will initiate a further investigation of the Keddy Mill Superfund Site in Windham, Maine to determine current site conditions. This investigation is known as a Remedial Investigation (RI). The RI will primarily include collection and analysis of samples from soil, surface water, sediments, groundwater and fish tissue. This investigation will identify ...

  • EPA Adds Seven Sites and Proposes 12 Sites to the Superfund List

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding seven new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the list for investigation and clean-up. The list, known as National Priorities List (NPL), sets priorities under the federal Superfund program that addresses complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the ...

  • EPA Adds Louisiana Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, LA, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. In a separate action, EPA also proposes to add the SBA Shipyard site in Jennings, La., to the list. “The goal of Superfund programs is to make ...

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