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NEW HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES FOR NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST

Release Date: 09/17/2001
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FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2001

NEW HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES FOR NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST

Chris Paulitz 202-564-9556 / paulitz.chris@epa.gov

EPA is adding 11 new hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL), and is proposing 17 new sites. The primary purpose of the NPL is to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation. Generally, a site is proposed for the NPL if preliminary investigations indicate that it warrants further action. Proposed sites must go through a public comment period before they can be finalized on the NPL. Including today’s additions, the NPL now contains 1,248 final sites. The 11 added sites are: Casmalia Resources, Casmalia, Calif.; American Creosote Works, Inc., Louisville, Miss.; Barker Hughesville Mining District, Barker, Mont. ; Carpenter Snow Creek Mining District, Neihart, Mont.; Barber Orchard, Waynesville, N.C.; MacKenzie Chemical Works, Inc, Central Islip, N.Y.; Valmont TCE, Hazle Township and West Hazleton, Pa.; Watson Johnson Landfill, Richland Township, Pa.; Bountiful/Woods Cross 5th South PCE Plume , Bountiful/Woods Cross, Utah; Ely Copper Mine, Vershire, Vt.; Lower Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, Wash.; The 17 proposed sites are: Brine Service Company, Corpus Christi, Texas; Franklin Slag Pile (MDC), Philadelphia, Pa.; Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal, Ellenville, N.Y.; Crown Cleaners of Watertown, Inc., Carthage, N.Y.; Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination, Cayuga County, N.Y.; McGaffey and Main Groundwater Plume, Roswell, N.M.; Woodbrook Road Dump, South Plainfield, N.J.; Atlantic Resources Corporation, Sayreville, N.J.; Reasor Chemical Company, Castle Hayne, N.C.; Oak Grove Village Well, Oak Grove Village, Mo.; Callahan Mine, Brooksville, Maine; Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, Anne Arundel County, Md.; Hatheway and Patterson Company, Mansfield, Mass.; Sauget Area 1, Sauget, Ill.; Sauget Area 2, Sauget, Ill.; Stibnite/Yellow Pine Mining Area, Yellow Mine, Idaho; Railroad Avenue Groundwater Contamination, Des Moines, Iowa. This action appears in today's Federal Register, with a 60-day public comment period to follow. For more information on these sites, visit: www.epa.gov/superfund.


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