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2008-09-12 12:00:18

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected a $17.9 million cleanup plan for the South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Superfund site in Minneapolis. Several informational meetings will be scheduled in October to discuss next steps. The plan, called a Record of Decision, was EPA's recommended option among six cleanup alternatives presented during a 30-day public comment period this past June and July. A public meeting...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Kristin S. Agostoni Federal regulators tonight will discuss plans for removing contaminated soil and sludge from a 280-acre site in Harbor Gateway - marking the final phase of an effort that began more than a decade ago. Superfund Site news The land - known as the Del Amo Superfund Site - houses mostly light industrial buildings and offices west of the Harbor (110) Freeway. The area was once home to a World War II-era synthetic-rubber plant - a use that left much of the soil and...

2008-06-30 15:02:34

The U.S. Department of Defense is defying demands from the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct cleanup efforts at three military sites, officials say. EPA officials said chemicals dumped at Fort Meade in Maryland and two other military installations create an imminent and substantial safety risk for residents and the environment, The Washington Post reported Monday. The department also refused to go along with legally required contracts involving 12 additional military bases, the...

Latest AMCO Chemical Reference Libraries

2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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