Portion of Delaware Site Deleted from Contaminated Site List

Portion of Delaware Site Deleted from Contaminated Site List

EPA “completed” a portion of the cleanup at the landfill.

A portion of a landfill site in Delaware was deleted from a national list of contaminated sites.

The EPA removed a portion of Tybouts Corner Landfill Site, in New Castle, Delaware, from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), according to a news release.

Tybouts Corner was used from December 1968 to July 1971 as a “municipal sanitary landfill.” The property, which contains two sections, the West Landfill consisting of four acres and a Main Landfill totaling 47 acres, “accepted industrial wastes.” In 1976 and 1983, two nearby wells were found contaminated.

The EPA has completed part of the cleaning of the West Landfill, but there is still more needed for the Main Landfill, though the EPA says it has made “significant progress,” according to the press release.

“While EPA encourages site reuse throughout the cleanup process, even partial deletions from the NPL can revitalize communities, raise property values, and promote economic growth by signaling to potential developers and financial institutions that cleanup of a portion of a site is complete,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz in the news release. “Achieving this milestone can be especially impactful for communities.”

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