Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | October 1, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says EPA adds 11 waste dumps to National Priority List and proposes to add 10 more.

EPA is adding 11 hazardous waste dumps sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Also, EPA is proposing to add 10 other waste dumps to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.

To date, there have been 1,607 sites listed on the NPL. Of these sites, 336 sites have been deleted resulting in 1,271 final sites currently on the NPL, including the 11 new final sites added in this rulemaking. With the proposal of the 10 new sites, there are 66 proposed sites awaiting final agency action: 61 in the general Superfund section and five in the federal facilities section. There are a total of 1,337 final and proposed sites. For Federal Register notices and supporting documents for these final and proposed sites: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/current.htm

The following 11 sites have been added to the National Priorities List:

B.F. Goodrich (Rialto, Calif.)
Lane Street Ground Water Contamination (Elkhart, Ind.)
Southwest Jefferson County Mining (Jefferson County, Mo.)
Flat Creek IMM (Superior, Mont.)
Ore Knob Mine (Ashe County, N.C.)
GMH Electronics (Roxboro, N.C.)
Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc. (Milford, N.J.)
Little Scioto River (Marion County, Ohio)
Salford Quarry (Lower Salford Township, Pa.)
Papelera Puertorriquena, Inc. (Utuado, Puerto Rico)
Amcast Industrial Corporation (Cedarburg, Wis.)

The following 10 sites have been proposed to the National Priorities List:

Salt Chuck Mine (Outer Ketchikan County, Alaska)
Millsboro TCE (Millsboro, Del.)
JJ Seifert Machine (Ruskin, Fla.)
Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Chemetco (Madison County, Ill.)
Gratiot County Golf Course (St. Louis, Mich.)
Kerr-McGee Chem Corp – Navassa (Navassa, N.C.)
Newtown Creek (Brooklyn/Queens, N.Y.)
Black Butte Mine (Cottage Grove, Ore.)
Van Der Horst USA Corporation (Terrell, Texas)

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