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EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanup in Suffolk City, Va.

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 the site cleanup and remedy at the Suffolk City Superfund Sites in Virginia. 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.

Below is a link to the Suffolk City Superfund site that provides detailed information on the site status, past assessment and cleanup activity.

Suffolk City Landfill, Suffolk City
http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/super/sites/VAD980917983/index.htm

EPA Podcast: Environmental Matters
http://www.epa.gov/region3/multimedia/playercontents/audio/SF5year2.html

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