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2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Jared Page Deseret News The signs are weathered and rusting, and their warning is outdated. "Caution," they read. "Waste containment site." Yet no danger lurks beyond the signs and the forbidding barbed wire-topped, chain-link fence to which they're affixed -- aside from the occasional skinned knee or elbow of a skateboarder. Today, the handful of signs on the northern border of Rosewood Park is the only visual evidence of the unlined sludge pit where oil companies disposed of acidic...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By Oakland Tribune The Alameda County Public Health Department and city officials are holding a community meeting today to discuss the cleanup activity that will soon take place at the old Cal-Tech Metal Finishers site at 841 31st St. in West Oakland. The meeting is being presented by the health department, Supervisor Keith Carson's office, the city of Oakland and the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. It will be held at 6 p.m. at Marcus Foster Elementary School, 2850 West St....

2008-08-25 03:00:26

By Anonymous More than 15 years after being named to the nation's Superfund list, the Beede Waste Oil site has taken a big step closer to cleanup now that the last responsible party has agreed to sign the cleanup agreement. Brodie Ski Mountain Area Inc. was the only party that would not sign a consent decree to pay far its portion of the cleanup. The company, also called J.W. Kelly's Enterprises Inc., withdrew its motion to intervene in Superior Court in early July. Brodie's concession...

2008-08-23 03:00:18

The Kinnickinnic River will get a $22 million cleanup using funds from the federal government and the state of Wisconsin, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the project calls for the removal of about 170,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) along a a 2,000-foot section of the river on the south side of Milwaukee. The EPA said $14.3 million will come from the Great Lakes Legacy Act fund....

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By R. Scott Rappold Creede - From above this historic mining town, Willow Creek is a river of poisons, with cadmium, lead and zinc-contaminated water flowing at 33 cubic feet per second. Devoid of fish, which can't live in the toxic water, the creek runs through the heart of town before washing out across a deltalike wasteland and into the Rio Grande, source of drinking water for 5 million people downstream. In a town that loves its history, the creek is a constant reminder of the...

2008-08-14 15:00:35

The University of Rhode Island and the towns of Narragansett and South Kingstown will pay almost $3 million to clean up the onetime industrial disposal site at the old West Kingston dump, under the terms of a deal announced this week by two federal agencies. The consent decree, which must be approved by U.S. District Court, Providence, builds on previous cleanup work and negotiations under the federal Superfund law that date to the discovery in 1989 of drums of industrial waste at one of...

2008-08-11 06:00:20

By Scott Wyland By SCOTT WYLAND REVIEW-JOURNAL After much haggling, a waste hauler has agreed to finish cleaning up the troubled Sunrise landfill that disgorged heaps of smelly refuse into the Las Vegas wash in 1998 when floodwaters tore open its earthen cap. Republic Services, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., signed a consent decree with Clark County, the federal Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company agreed to pay $1 million in penalties and...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

CHARLESTOWN -- The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced a cleanup of hazardous materials at a former landfill on Sand Plain Road starting later this month. The federal agency said in a statement that the EPA, the Town of Charlestown and the state Department of Environmental Management will coordinate the cleanup of materials at the former Kenyon Piece landfill. Seven pits with buried drums and containers, in various states of decay, were found in an initial investigation,...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jon Nielsen, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 4--The company at the center of a hazardous chemical investigation in Grand Prairie has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Delfasco Forge, which makes practice bombs for Air Force and Navy pilots, announced the decision last week. The bankruptcy comes less than two weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the company to clean up trichloroethylene, a noxious liquid found in groundwater near property owned by Delfasco...

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...


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