Dec 28, 2000

EPA Adds 12 Sites, Proposes 7 to Environmental Priorities List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will add 12 environmentally unsatisfactory sites and is proposing to add seven more to its National Priorities List (NPL), which guides the agency in determining which sites warrant most attention in terms of environmental concern.

Currently there are a total of 57 proposed and 1,238 final sites on the NPL. The seven proposed sites are: Alark Hard Chrome, Riverside, Calif.; Tri-County Public Airport, Delavan, Kan.; Nuclear Metals Inc., Concord, Mass.; Sutton Brook Disposal Area, Tewksbury, Mass.; Riverfront, New Haven, Mo.; Diamond Head Oil Refinery Div., Kearny, N.J.; and Portland Harbor, Portland, Ore.

The sites being added to the NPL are: Scovill Industrial Landfill, Waterbury, Conn.; Southern Solvents Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Mallard Bay Landing Bulk Plant, Grand Cheniere, La.; Newton County Wells, Newton County, Mo.; Davis Timber Co., Hattiesburg, Miss.; Imperial Refining Co., Ardmore, Okla.; Palmer Barge Line, Port Arthur, Texas; Star Lake Canal, Port Neches, Texas; International Smelting and Refining, Tooele, Utah; St. Juliens Creek Annex (U.S. Navy), Chesapeake, Va.; Hamilton/Labree Roads Ground Water Contamination, Chehalis, Wash.; and Big John Salvage - Hoult Road, Fairmont, W.Va.

(Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)