Posted by: Green Knight | May 21, 2013

New NPL Sites

The U.S. EPA has just put 9 new sites on the National Priorities List (high-scoring Superfund sites), and proposed 9 more to go on it. Let’s review them, shall we?

The following nine sites have been added to the NPL:
•           Macon Naval Ordnance Plant (former ordnance manufacturer) in Macon, Ga.;

•           Pike and Mulberry Streets PCE Plume (former dry cleaner) in Martinsville, Ind.;

•           Former United Zinc & Associated Smelters (former zinc smelter) in Iola, Kan.;

•           Creese & Cook Tannery (Former) (former tannery and finishing facility) in Danvers, Mass.;

•           Walton & Lonsbury Inc. (former chrome plating operation) in Attelboro, Mass.;

•           Matlack, Inc. (former chemical transportation business) in Woolwich Township, N.J.;

•           Riverside Industrial Park (former paint manufacturer) in Newark, N.J.;

•           Clinch River Corporation (former pulp and paper mill) in Harriman, Tenn.; and

•           700 South 1600 East PCE Plume (ground water plume) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The following nine sites have been proposed for addition to the NPL:

•           Beck’s Lake (former automotive and hazardous waste dump) in South Bend, Ind.;

•           Garden City Ground Water Plume (ground water plume) in Garden City, Ind.;

•           Keystone Corridor Ground Water Contamination (ground water plume) in Indianapolis, Ind;

•           Smurfit-Stone Mill (former pulp and paper mill) in Missoula, Mont.;

•           Cristex Drum (former fabric mill) in Oxford, N.C.;

•           Hemphill Road TCE (former chemical drum recycling) in Gastonia, N.C.;

•           Collins & Aikman Plant (Former) (former automotive rubber manufacturer) in Farmington, N.H.;

•           Wilcox Oil Company (former oil refinery) in Bristow, Okla.; and

•           Makah Reservation Warmhouse Beach Dump (municipal and hazardous waste dump) in Neah Bay, Wash.


You can see from all the different types of industries listed above that all sorts of industries generate hazardous stuff. I could probably list a whole bunch of different waste ID codes. Time is running out on the borrowed computer, though, so I’ll leave it to the loyal readers to start listing some. It’s about time that I got more feedback.


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