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2009-05-19 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturing company headquartered in Atlanta, has agreed to perform remedial work at an estimated cost of nearly $13 million to contain two former disposal areas within the Kalamazoo River Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, Mich., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

2008-12-09 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-party settlement involving the federal government will ensure that cleanup efforts proceed at the Shpack Landfill Superfund site in the towns of Norton and Attleboro, Mass., the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The defendants signing the agreement include: the City of Attleboro, Mass.; Avnet Inc.; Bank of America N.A. (Trustee u/w of Lloyd G. Balfour); BASF Catalysts LLC (formerly known as...

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...

2008-07-26 03:00:23

By Jay Conley jay.conley@roanoke.com 981-3114 The rising stretch of land along Virginia 696 where the Kim-Stan Landfill lies against the Rich Patch Mountains used to be a toxic thorn in this rural community's side. But one day soon, some who know all the details about one of the most polluted landfills in the country hope it could rest underneath a recreational park or a playground -- things that typically draw a community together. Contractors hired by the federal Environmental...

2008-06-15 15:00:37

By Aaron Besecker, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 15--The outlook appears promising for some brownfield sites in Niagara County, but the redevelopment of several may not happen for a long time, if ever. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has 15 sites in the county in its Superfund Program, designed for the most seriously contaminated sites. Each is classified as "a significant threat to public health and the environment." Most have been known about for years and will...

2007-06-16 06:00:00

By Curtis Morgan and Amy Driscoll, The Miami Herald Jun. 16--By location alone, Biscayne Landing seems a developer's dream. Nearly 200 open, bayside acres. Sweeping ocean views. State park on one side, university campus on the other. Close to downtown Miami and the glamour of South Beach. Except it's on top of a dump. Biscayne Landing's high-end condos and shops are rising atop the old Munisport landfill, which spent 17 years on the list of the nation's most polluted places. Now the first...

2005-07-19 14:51:20

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's scientific and technical decisions in assessing risks to human health from pollution at a Superfund site in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin have been generally sound, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. And the agency's remediation plans for residential areas should adequately protect residents against the most serious health threats, provided floods do not recontaminate cleaned-up areas. However, the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.