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Mallard Bay One of 11 Sites to Receive Superfund Funding

Release Date: 7/17/2003
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

      Mallard Bay Landing Bulk Plant near Grand Chenier, Louisiana, is one of 11 new sites nationwide to receive funding for Superfund cleanup this year. By prioritizing these sites based on public health risk, we are ensuring they are cleaned up first. Funding in the amount of $2 million will be used to complete the cleanup, further protecting human health and the environment from onsite contamination.  

      Mallard Bay is an inactive crude oil refining and bulk storage facility. The cleanup will address 153,000 gallons of hazardous tank sludge, 1077 cubic yards of impacted soils, 4730 linear feet of piping, 5000 square feet of building structures, 1044 tons of onsite steel tanks and 210 linear feet of asbestos containing materials.

      "I am pleased that four Region 6 sites are slated for quick cleanup. We are committed to completing our cleanup work at Mallard Bay within the next year. Ultimately, this property will be available for redevelopment, bringing new jobs and a healthier environment to this community," EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene said.

      EPA will continue to work with potentially responsible parties to recover its costs at all Superfund sites. Historically, about 70 percent of Superfund cleanup activities have been paid for by responsible parties. There are currently 729 cleanup projects underway at 450 sites nationwide, 13 of which are in Louisiana.  

      More information about the Mallard Bay site is available on the Internet at