Thursday, March 4, 2010

EPA reports funding for new sites in PA, NY & NY

In its annual Superfund summary released today, the EPA provided a list of sites across the nation that received new construction funding in FY 2009. The list includes seven sites in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

*Emmell’s Septic Landfill – Galloway Township, NJ
*Imperial Oil Company, Inc. – Morganville, NJ
*Monitor Devices, Inc. – Wall Township, NJ
*Price Landfill – Pleasantville, NJ
*Old Roosevelt Field – Garden City, NY
*Crossley Farm – Hereford Township, PA
*Havertown PCP – Haverford, PA

In Fiscal Year 2009, which ended on September 30, the federal agency reports the completion of all of its construction projects at 20 sites, for a cumulative total of 1,080. That accounts for 67 percent of the top priority sites ranked on the National Priorities List.

The program added 20 new sites and proposes to added 23 more.

One of the most newsworthy additions was Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The EPA reported finding contamination along the entire length of the clouded 1.8-mile canal in a preliminary assessment, including pesticides, metals and the cancer-causing chemicals known as PCBs.

The remediation is expected to take 10 to 12 years to complete and will cost $300 million to $500 million.

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