DECEMBER 2010
                                        

Nine 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 necessary.

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 With the proposal of 9 new sites and 1 site being withdrawn from proposal, there are 62 proposed sites awaiting final agency action: 57 in the general superfund section and 5 in the federal facilities section.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, Missouri.
  • 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 Rico.
  • Hormigas Ground Water Plume in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
  • West County Road 112 Ground Water in Midland, Texas.