The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 11 the addition of five hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) and proposed to add another six sites to it as well.
Many of the five hazardous waste sites involve groundwater contamination. Potential remediation work is possible for some NGWA members when contaminated groundwater is present at NPL sites.
The following sites are being added to the NPL:
- Rockwell International Wheel & Trim in Grenada, Mississippi
- Southside Chattanooga Lead in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Broadway Street Corridor Groundwater Contamination in Anderson, Indiana
- Donnelsville Contaminated Aquifer in Donnelsville, Ohio
- Delfasco Forge in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The following sites are being proposed for addition to the NPL:
- Magna Metals in Cortlandt Manor, New York
- Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area in Minden, West Virginia
- Cliff Drive Groundwater Contamination in Logansport, Indiana
- McLouth Steel Corp. in Trenton, Michigan
- Sporlan Valve Plant #1 in Washington, Missouri
- Copper Bluff Mine in Hoopa, California.
For the first time, the EPA is listing sites on the NPL based on subsurface intrusion, or intrusion of contaminants into occupied spaces. With this recent addition to the EPA’s system for assessing sites, the EPA examined the threat of subsurface intrusion to support listing Rockwell International Wheel & Trim in Grenada, Mississippi, and Delfasco Forge in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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