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EPA to evaluate four Superfund cleanups in Delaware

Release Date: 05/06/2014
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, smith.bonnie@epa.gov, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2014) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing site cleanups and remedies at four Superfund sites in Delaware. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year.

EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Reviews include inspecting cleanup technologies; examining monitoring and operating data; reviewing maintenance records; and determining if any new regulatory requirements have been established since EPA’s original cleanup decision.

In addition to the technical work at the sites, EPA also provides the public with the opportunity to evaluate the preliminary findings of the review and provide input on potential follow up that may be required as part of the review.

The Superfund sites where EPA is performing five-year reviews this year in Delaware include the following sites. Please note, the web link after each site provides detailed information on the site status, past assessment and cleanup activity.


Army Creek Landfill, New Castle

http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/DED980494496.htm

Coker’s Sanitation Landfill, Cheswold
http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/DED980704860.htm

Delaware City PVC, Delaware City
http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/DED980551667.htm

Dover Gas Light, Dover
http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/DED980693550.htm


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EPA Podcast: Environmental Matters
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