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Three Sites in the Southeast Proposed/Finalized for Inclusion on EPA's Superfund List

Release Date: 01/20/1999
Contact Information: Dawn Harris, EPA Press and Media Relations, 404-562-8421

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added one 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:

American Brass, Headland, Alabama
Georgia-Pacific Corporation Hardwood Sawmill, Plymouth, North Carolina

Davis Park Road TCE, Gastonia, North Carolina

Nationally, sixteen sites were added and eleven 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 or accessed through the Superfund home page under the Site Information Section at

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.