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Release Date: 11/4/1996
Contact Information: Paula Bruin, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1587

   (San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced it will delete the Louisiana-Pacific  (L-P) Superfund site, Oroville, Calif., from the National Priorities List (NPL).

     The decision follows an investigation which shows the site does not present a significant environmental or human health threat.  The remaining groundwater contamination in the area comes from the nearby Koppers Superfund site; the Agency's work there continues.

     U.S. EPA has withdrawn its requirement for both well permit restrictions in the area of the L-P plant and deed restrictions prohibiting future residential use of the property.  L-P will continue to conduct groundwater monitoring at the the plant under waste discharge requirements issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

      The Lousiana Pacific Superfund site was placed on the NPL in 1986.  The Koppers site was added to the NPL in 1984.  The NPL is U.S. EPA's list of hazardous waste sites potentially posing the greatest long-term threat to public health and the environment.
     U.S. EPA identifies and ranks NPL sites according to threats to nearby populations through actual or potential contamination of groundwater, surface water or air. Sites deleted from the NPL remain eligible for remedial actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the site warrant such action.


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