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EPA Adds 10 New Superfund Sites, Proposes 8 More

Posted on September 08, 2016 by Roger Marks

US EPA this week announced the addition of ten sites to its National Priorities List (NPL). Sites on the NPL are those designated to undergo cleanup of hazardous substances and are commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites. 

“Superfund” is itself a nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a Federal law that addresses identification and cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. Read more: How Do Sites Get On or Off the Superfund List?

Meet the 10 New Superfund Sites!

The newest additions to EPA’s Superfund List illustrate the broad, diverse range of locations that can become subject to liability for cleanup under CERCLA.

The list of new Superfund sites includes:  
  • A Montana aluminum plant that operated between 1955 and 2009
  • Two mining sites in Colorado and California
  • A portion of Wappinger Creek in New York
  • A contaminated groundwater site in Puerto Rico
  • A shipyard in Louisiana
  • A glass and zinc facility in West Virginia
  • A chemical industry facility in Live Oak, Texas
  • Valley Pike VOCs site in Ohio
  • A contaminated drinking water site in Indiana 

8 Other Sites Proposed for the NPL

On top of the 10 new Superfund sites added to the NPL this week, EPA proposed 8 more for future addition.

The 8 proposed sites also represent a wide range of industries, from a copper mine to a battery recycling site, a former cleaners’, and many more. You can find more information about the new and proposed Superfund sites at EPA’s website, including a full list of sites added or proposed for the NPL. 

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