sites added to superfund’s national priority list
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) is proposing to add nine hazardous waste sites that
pose risks to human health and the environment to the general
Superfund section of the National Priorities List (NPL).
EPA is also withdrawing its 1992 proposal to add the GBF Inc.,
dump site in Antioch, California to the NPL, because under a
consent order the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
continues to be the lead agency overseeing the site . The clean
up is progressing successfully and no further EPA actions are
To date, 1,627 sites have been listed on the NPL. There have
been 346 sites deleted from the NPL with 1,281 sites remaining.
With the proposal of 9 new sites and 1 site being withdrawn from
proposal, there are 62 proposed sites awaiting final agency action:
57 in the general superfund section and 5 in the federal facilities
section. There are a total of 1,343 final and proposed sites.
With all Superfund sites, EPA tries to identify and locate the
parties potentially responsible for the contamination. For sites
without viable potentially responsible parties, EPA will investigate
the full extent of the contamination before starting significant
clean up. Therefore, it may be several years before significant
clean up funding is required for these sites.
The following nine sites have been proposed to the NPL:
- Armstrong World Industries in Macon, Georgia.
- Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume in Elkton, Maryland.
- Washington County Lead District – Furnace Creek in Caledonia,
- Horton Iron and Metal in Wilmington, North Carolina.
- Mansfield Trail Dump in Byram Township, New Jersey.
- Milford Contaminated Aquifer in Milford, Ohio.
- Cabo Rojo Ground Water Contamination in Cabo Rojo, Puerto
- Hormigas Ground Water Plume in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
- West County Road 112 Ground Water in Midland, Texas.