Tuesday, February 27, 2018

EPA Removes C&D Recycling Site In Luzerne County From Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday removed the C&D Recycling Site in Foster Township, Luzerne County from the Superfund National Priorities List.
EPA removes sites from the list once all the remedies are successfully implemented and no further cleanup is required to protect human health or the environment.
“Superfund cleanup and safe reuse of the site continues to be a priority at EPA as we work to create a safer and healthier environment for all communities affected,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “Removing this site from the list represents an important step toward achieving this goal.”
EPA did not receive any adverse comments during the 30-day public comment period on the proposal to delist.
EPA conducted oversight of the remediation work by Nassau Metals Corporation to clean up soil and sediment contamination, and has determined the site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment.
The 110-acre site is located along Brickyard Road in Foster Township, about one mile south of Pond Creek. From 1963 until 1984, the site was used to reclaim metals, including copper and lead, from cable wires.
Cable burning and processing of materials at the site caused contamination of the surrounding soil and sediment that posed a risk to human health and the environment.
The cleanup included the stabilization and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and sediment. Approximately 80,000 tons (4,000 truckloads) of stabilized soil and sediment were removed from the site during the remediation.
Green Meadows Conservancy, placed land use restrictions on the original 46-acre tract that prohibit residential or commercial development. The Conservancy purchased the tract in 2006 as a wildlife preserve and plans to keep it in its natural state.
For more information about the site, visit EPA’s  C&D Recycling Site webpage.
C&D Recycling Site Removed From EPA Superfund List

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