superfund act Articles

  • Tracking Disease Clusters and Environmental Health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Acta Group

  • The extent of environmental disclosures: effects of regulatory costs and level of exposure to environmental risk

    This paper examines the relation between environmental disclosures resulting from environmental legislation and the regulatory costs and level of the environmental exposure for a sample of 51 US chemical firms. The results show that environmental disclosures included as discretionary disclosures in the 10-K reports in 1984 prior to the enactment of SARA (The Superfund Amendments and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Constituents of Emerging Concern: An Overview

    Emerging constituents of concern have been with us from the beginning of the environmental era 45 years ago. They were behind the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. They are behind our struggle with disinfection byproducts. They were behind the development of the 129 (126) priority pollutants. They were behind RCRA and the Superfund. Now they are “emerging” as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, ...

  • EPA Names New Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division

    On February 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Yu-Ting Guilaran has been selected as the new Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (PRD) within the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), effective February 7, 2016. Yu-Ting has been the Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) Director since 2013, and with the agency for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Clean Water Act

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Passed in 1972, the act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983. The principal body of law ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pump-and-Treat Ground-Water Remediation - A Guide for Decision Makers and Practitioners

    Pump-and-treat is one of the most widely used ground-water remediation technologies. Conventional pump-and-treat methods involve pumping contaminated water to the surface for treatment. This guide, however, uses the term pump and treat in a broad sense to include any system where withdrawal from or injection into ground water is part of a remediation strategy. Variations and enhancements of ...

  • Nonaqueous Phase Liquids Compatibility with Materials Used in Well Construction, Sampling, and Remediation

    The EPA Regional Ground Water Forum is a group of EPA professionals representing Regional Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Offices (RCRA), committed to the identification and resolution of ground-water issues impacting the remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. The Forum is supported by and advises the Superfund Technical Support Project. The compatibility of remediation, ...

  • Remediation of dissolved-phase chlorinated hydrocarbons in fractured bedrock

    At a former chlorinated hydrocarbon chemical transfer facility in Buffalo, NY, an approximately one-year pilot study was implemented under the New York State Superfund program to evaluate the impact of emulsified vegetable oil, in particular, EOS, on a concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons in the offsite dissolved phase groundwater plume within a fractured bedrock aquifer and, if successful, ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • EPA’s 2009 outlook for chemicals and pesticides

    Climate change legislation and regulatory measures will be the dominant issue, and if attained, the signature environmental achievement of the Obama Administration. The issue will dominate all EPA operations, including those primarily focused on chemicals and pesticides, consume the time and attention of senior EPA leadership, and eclipse virtually all other issues for at least the first year. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Epa can recover more federal superfund money

    Purpose The purpose of this evaluation was to examine issues related to recovering Superfund expenditures from the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) at a sample of Superfund national priority list (NPL) sites. We addressed the  following questions: 1 What were the total Superfund expenditures at NPL sites where a viable business is the   primary responsible party, and have ...

  • Remediation of DNT drum disposal area.

    In 1991, an abandoned drum disposal area was discovered in a small ravine known as the Wash 3 tributary at the Apache Powder Superfund Site near Benson, Arizona. The 110-gallon steel drums were found to have been used to store 2,4- and 2,6-dinitrotoluene (DNT) that was purchased for experimental formulation of a composite explosive for the mining industry in the 1955 to early 1960's timeframe. ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Extraction well design for DNAPL recovery.

    The potential for downward migration of dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) into deeper portions of a saturated hydrogeologic unit has important implications for successful groundwater remediation. Little information has been published regarding the design of extraction wells that allow DNAPL recovery without simultaneously creating a conduit for cross contamination by vertical migration ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • CERCLA remedial and removal actions at historic waste disposal areas.

    Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. (ANP) has operated a nitrogen-based fertilizer and explosives manufacturing facility in rural Cochise County since 1921. Using a feedstock of anhydrous ammonia, current manufacturing processes produce nitric acid, solid and liquid ammonium nitrate, and various ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer products for regional mining and agricultural markets. Historically, ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • The Thermodynamic Bubble problem and its relevance for In-Situ thermal remediation

    ABSTRACT This paper presents the thermodynamic bubble problem and its relevance for successful design of an in-situ thermal remedy of DNAPL in the water saturated zone. This investigation is relevant to the mass transfer of chemicals that have been volatilized as a result of an in-situ thermal remediation process. The volatilized chemicals exist as numerous entrained bubbles in the water ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Workgroup presents updates on Sheboygan River dredging case study

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the lower 14 mile section of the Sheboygan River a hazardous waste site under the EPA Superfund legislation in 1986. A Sheboygan River Dredging Workgroup was established in August of 2009 to assist in coordinating these projects, and is represented by officials from the EPA Region 5, Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), Wisconsin ...

  • Developing solutions for today and tomorrow case study

    Challenge: To improve compliance performance, a national foodservice distribution company contracted with Antea Group to develop and implement a corporate-wide environmental compliance audit program throughout the United States.  Faced with an aggressive six-week project completion deadline, Antea Group scheduled multiple local audit teams to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Tracking disease clusters and environmental health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 3 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Superfund The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, was ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

  • Extensive remediation of superfund site - case study

    The 80 acre site, formerly a minerals processing facility, was operated primarily to recover lithium and other rare-earth minerals from ores. Raw ores were imported to the site for processing. During one phase of its operations, the facility also processed uranium ores for the government. The site was listed as by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Comprehensive Environmental ...

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