News Releases from Region 3
EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanups in 16 Pa. communities
Release Date: 05/06/2014
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-814-5543
PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2014) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing site cleanups and remedies at the 16 Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania Superfund sites where EPA is performing five-year reviews this year are listed below. Please note, the web link after each site provides detailed information on the site status, past assessment and cleanup activity.
Aladdin Plating, Clarks Summit
Brodhead Creek, Stroudsburg
Bruin Lagoon, Bruin
Butler Mine Tunnel, Pittston Township
Centre County Kepone, State College
Craig Farm Drum, Parker
Crossley Farm, Hereford Township
Douglassville Disposal, Douglassville
Henderson Road, Upper Merion
Kimberton Site, Kimberton
Lackawanna Refuse, Old Forge
Lord-Shope Landfill, Girard
River Road Landfill, Sharpsville
Stanley Kessler, King of Prussia
Tysons Dump, Upper Merion
Wade (ABM), Chester City
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