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THREE SITES IN THE SOUTHEAST PROPOSED/FINALIZED FOR INCLUSION ON EPA'S SUPERFUND LIST
Release Date: 09/05/2002
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has addedone site and proposed the addition of two sites in the Southeast to the Superfund National Priority List (NPL) of hazardous waste sites. The NPL identifies abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites that warrant remedial (long-term) action. EPA identifies and ranks NPL sites according to threats to nearby populations through actual or potential contamination of groundwater, surface water or air. The sites are eligible for cleanup funded under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
Today's announcement includes the following sites:
United Metals, Inc., Marianna, Florida
Reasor Chemical Company, Castle Hayne, North Carolina
Nationally, nineteen sites were added and seven sites were proposed for the inclusion on the NPL. Copies of sites descriptions may be obtained by contacting the RCRA/Superfund Hotline at 1-800-424-9346.
EPA's goals for the Superfund program are to: address the worst sites and the worst problems first; make sites safe by immediately controlling acute threats to people and the environment; and develop and use new technologies for more effective cleanups.