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2008-07-15 12:00:45

By D.A. Wilkinson, Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio Jul. 12--SALEM -- The next stage of the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Co. will be discussed at an upcoming public meeting, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. The agency will propose several plans before making a decision on what it will do, Susan Pastor, a U.S. EPA community involvement coordinator, said Friday. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. The step is the...

2008-07-14 15:00:40

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 13--PICHER -- Over the years, many have championed the cause of this polluted lead and zinc mining town from behind the scenes. The former northeastern Oklahoma mining district, called Tar Creek, has been on the government's list of high-priority environmental cleanup sites since 1983. In recent years, residents have slowly left the area, as a government-funded program pays willing people for their property. Behind the...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

CHICAGO, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently completed a study and proposed a plan to clean up mirex-contaminated soil and sediment in two creeks near the Nease Chemical Superfund site in Columbiana County, Ohio. A public comment period begins July 14 and continues until Aug. 13. A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., July 31, at Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. After reviewing a feasibility study prepared by responsible...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By David Accomazzo Workers cleaning up the last of the contamination at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Commerce City found a previously undiscovered patch of contaminated land last week. The land does not pose a risk to the public, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency.Crews covered the contaminated area with 6 inches of clean soil.Future contaminated soil will be trucked off-site to a disposal site as...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 6--An army of chemical-eating microbes will soon join the fight to clean up one of Fort Lauderdale's most stubborn hazardous waste sites. The former Hollingsworth Solderless Terminal Co. property near Powerline Road has spent more than 20 years on the Environmental Protection Agency's list of worst contaminated sites in the country. The company, at 700 57th Place, manufactured electric terminals, generating hazardous waste from molten...

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...

2008-06-30 00:02:02

The U.S. Department of Defense is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up three military bases, officials say. The Washington Post reported Sunday the EPA says the military dumped chemicals at the sites that pose imminent and substantial dangers to public health and the environment. Additionally, the Pentagon has refused to sign agreements that cover 12 other military sites on the Superfund list of the most polluted places in the country. The contracts...

2008-06-26 21:02:20

By Teresa Sharp YOUNGSTOWN -- Village officials announced Wednesday that they received the deed to the former Cold Storage facility from Niagara County earlier this week, finally paving the way for the site to be cleaned up. The village received a $110,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant this spring to help pay a portion of the estimated $385,000 cleanup costs. But the stalled deed transfer hindered the village's ability to clean up and find a new use for the site. Federal...

2008-06-26 15:03:00

The U.S. Department of Energy says it has given Restoration Services Inc. a contract for assistance in decommissioning an Ohio nuclear facility. The contract requires the Oak Ridge, Tenn., woman-owned company to provide technical services for the remediation, decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at the Energy Department's site in Piketon, Ohio. The contract is valued at approximately $67 million over five years -- a three-year base period with the...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

FREDERICK (AP) - Maryland's environmental secretary, hoping to speed the cleanup of ground water tainted by an old Army dump, has asked federal regulators to add the site at Fort Detrick to a list of the nation's most polluted places. The Army says it has spent $43 million since 1992 to remove industrial and laboratory waste dumped decades ago in unlined trenches, but it has yet to clean up the contaminated ground water. In a letter dated June 4, Department of the Environment Secretary...


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