Environmental Protection

Remediation


TVA Fly Ash Spill Evaluation, Cost Analysis Ready for Comment

EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.

Order Spurs Hazmat Flood Risk Reduction in Kent, Washington

All American Metal Finishing has agreed to complete cleanup of hazardous chemicals at its former metal finishing business.

Contractors Take Out Tanks at Pennsylvania Gas Station Site

State environmental agency will determine the presence of contamination using about $75,000 in stimulus funds.

EPA, MDEQ Agree to Dioxin Assessment Order for Dow Chemical

With supportive public comments, the agency says it plans to involve the community as Dow proceeds with its Superfund work in two Michigan waterways and continues to comply with its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act license.

Low Oxygen, Nutrients Slow Exxon Valdez Oil Degradation

A Temple University professor found that the nutrient concentration in the beaches was 10 times lower than what is required for optimal aerobic biodegradation of oil.

University of Iowa Finds PCBs in Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge sediment to maintain proper depth for ship traffic but this action may affect the polychlorinated biphenyls.

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska Towns Assess Brownfields with Stimulus Funds

EPA distributed more than $730,000 to help three Iowa towns, Kansas City, Mo., and Lincoln, Neb.



EPA Confirms Permit for Hobet 45 Mine; Halts Work on Spruce No. 1

Agency works with mountaintop mining companies to ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

Cal/EPA Reviews 2010 Toxic Substances Control Changes

From lead in plumbing to testing used oil, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control will be enforcing new statutes in 2010.

EPA Steps Up PRGs for Dioxin in Soil

The agency seeks public input on its interim guidance for dioxins in soil cleanup goals.

Chemical, Petroleum and Coal, Electric Power Industries to Pay for Cleanup

EPA has identified these industries for financial obligations in cleanup of environmental releases.

Agency Reaches Settlement for Sutton Brook Disposal Area

Twenty of 49 potentially responsible parties will now have to contribute funds for the cleanup of the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.

Settlements Bring Funds for Old Southington Landfill Cleanup

Southington, Conn., GenCorp., Kraft Foods, Shell Oil Co., and United Technologies Corp. will pay millions to ensure protections from contaminated groundwater at the Superfund site; 86 other parties also will contribute.

Feds Get $1.79 B from ASARCO to Clean Up Mining Sites

Federal agencies win largest bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history and plan to use funds to clean and restore sites contaminated by ASARCO mining operations in 19 states.

Navy Returned to Drawing Board for Jackson Park Cleanup

EPA assessed a penalty for the U.S. Navy's failure to consider the full range of cleanup options for discarded military munitions within the Jackson Park Housing Complex Superfund Site in Washington.

EPA to Update Imperial Oil Site Progress after ARRA Infusion

Cleanup project gets $25 million in stimulus to speed remediation of contaminated soil.

Cleanup Cost for Idaho Superfund Site Set at $12 M

EPA has ordered Carney Products Co., B.J. Carney & Co., and the City of St. Maries, Idaho to remediate the site using thermal treatment and excavation.

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